MediaTek expected to reveal quad and octa-core 64-bit LTE mobile chipsets at MWC 2014
The MT6372 is designed as a competitor to Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 410 in the entry and mid-range LTE phone segments. Its availability is expected for the third quarter of 2014. The eight-core MT6752 will be MTK's high-end offering, and is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of the year.
According to another source, both have integrated support for WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD. The chipsets utilize Cortex-A53 cores, based on the 64-bit ARMv8 instruction set.
The Cortex-A53 architecture, which is used in the Snapdragon 410 as well, can be described as the 64-bit successor to the Cortex A7. It is able to run both 32-bit and 64-bit instructions depending on the operating system.