On top of a new processor specifically for Android Wear devices, MediaTek is also heading into the Android TV ecosystem. The company announced at the on-going CES 2015 that they have a new System on Chip for Android TV, and it will be making its debut in the newly announced Sony BRAVIA television sets.
“We are very proud to stand alongside Sony in introducing the new Android TV device. The experience of Sony’s Android TV will set the standard for future smart televisions. This is a momentous occasion for MediaTek to be changing the way people watch TV with our partner, Sony.” – Ching-Jiang Hsieh, President of MediaTek.
Named the MediaTek MT5595, it is a quad-core big.LITTLE SoC with two ARM Cortex-A17 cores and two ARM Cortex-A7 cores. They support Google’s VP9 codec and HEVC (H.265) codec, both designed for 4K2K video streaming at 60fps. On top of that, it also supports 4 x 2K HEVC/H.264 60fps simultaneous recording, as well as the Chinese company’s ClearMotion technology for up-conversion of low-frame-rate videos.
Excited to see what the partnership between Sony and MediaTek has got to offer? The new BRAVIA TVs will be available in Malaysia from mid-April onwards, so you can start saving up for that now.