At the Hong Kong Electronics fair, MediaTek just announced two new 64-bit quad-core MediaTek chipsets - MT8163 and MT8735 - both designed for the tablets.
The new MediaTek MT8163 chip comprises of 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU, powerful enough to drive a 1080p display. This chip supports Android 5.1 Lollipop by default and also ropes along dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooh 4.0, FM radio, and GPS.
Even the MT8735 offers 64-bit support with Cortex-A53 architecture and promises competitive performance. Packing support for 6-mode 4G LTE network, this SoC can also supports dual-band Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, and GPS/GLONASS/Beidou.
Tablets based on either of the chipset to start hitting the China and other Asian markets in the coming months. These tablets will mostly belong in the entry-level to mid-range segment.