Chip maker MediaTek has announced a dedicated chip for Android Wear based devices. The MT2601 is the new wearable based SoC. It will features 41.5 percent fewer components and lower current consumption. The MT2601 will also result into lower bill of materials (BoM) costs, smaller printed circuit board (PCB) size and longer battery life.
J.C. Hsu, General Manager , New Business Development at MediaTek said;
“The MT2601 has an incredibly small die size and is highly optimized for cost and power performance. The platform solution, comprised of MT2601 integrated with Android Wear software, will fuel the maker revolution and empower the application developer community worldwide to create a broad range of innovative applications and services.”
The new SoC from MediaTek, the MT2601 includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, ARM Mali-400 MP GPU and support for qHD display. The MT2601 SoC also interfaces with external sensors and the wireless connectivity SoC MT6630 for Bluetooth. It is currently in mass production and will be ready for inclusion in Android Wear devices soon.