MediaTek is well known for their affordable ARM-based processor chips. Many of the mid to high range phones sold today use their chips. This makes MediaTek one of the most important players in the smartphone hardware industry. In a recent announcement MediaTek revealed its new SoC (System on Chip), the MediaTek MT8127. This chip is designed for to and high end devices.

Mediatek's Super-Midrange SoC For Android Tablets - 2 -- DoiToshin

The General Manager of MediaTek’s Home Entertainment Business unit, Joe Chen said

“The MT8127 demonstrates MediaTek’s continuous commitment to improving technologies that consequently elevate the end-user experience. As the Super-mid market continues to grow, the demand for high-performing yet affordable multimedia features increases exponentially, which is why our quad-core tablet SoC with HEVC video playback is so impactful in the mid-range tablet market. We believe that the MT8127, with its highly integrated system, rich multimedia capabilities and optimal cost-performance ratio, is the best offer in the mid-range tablet market today. It is another example of our dedication to providing high-end technology to the mainstream market.”

The MediaTek MT8127 SoC has the following specifications:

  • Can support a 1920×1200 Full HD display
  • Full HD 1080p video playback and recording
  • MediaTek MiraVision technology for DTV-grade picture quality
  • quad-core ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU
  • upto 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor
  • Support for up to 13MP camera
  • Wi-Fi certified Miracast and NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, FM receiver and GPS

It now supports the new HEVC (H.265) video standard which uses 50 percent less video bandwidth compared to the old HEVC (H.264) video standard.

The MT8127 has four ARM Cortex-A7 processors and a quad-core ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU. It can handle Full HD 1080p video playback. It can also record 1080p video and support a 13MP camera. Other features of this SoC include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, FM receiver and GPS.

One Touch Pixi 7 tablet of Alcatel is one of the first devices to use this chip. Vice President and Smart Connectivity Business Unit Director for ALCATEL ONETOUCH, Vittorio Di Mauro said:

“We are thrilled to launch PIXI 7 tablet. Combining ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s distinct design flare and visually immersive features with the power and efficiency of MediaTek’s MT8127 series chipset, means we are able to deliver a leading mid-range tablet experience for customers around the world.”