07 September 2021
MediaTek has announced a new 5G chipset Kompanio 900T aimed at tablets and notebooks. It is claimed to deliver faster performance, on-the-go fast internet connectivity, and efficient battery life. It offers a number of features that many users fancy while buying a new tablet or notebook.
The Kompanio 900T is a 6nm octa-core processor featuring dual Cortex-A76 high-performance cores and six Cortex-A55 power efficiency cores. It comes with ARM Mali-G84 MC4 GPU for handling graphics-intensive processes. The chipset can support LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 RAM along with UFS 2.1 and UFS 3.1 storage.
The good thing is that the processor can handle up to 2K display panels and with up to 120Hz refresh rate. In an effort to deliver an immersive media consumption experience, it is said to be capable of upgrading SDR content to "near HDR quality" and HDR content to "near HDR10+ quality". But only real-world usage will tell whether this will actually make a significant difference to the content you are watching.
In terms of 5G connectivity, Kompanio 900T supports all Sub-6GHz frequency bands as well as both SA and NSA bands. It offers dual 5G SIM support for devices that come with dual-SIM slots. There is a feature called MediaTek 5G UltraSave claimed to deliver as much as 50% power efficiency while the user is connected to the 5G network. Other connectivity options include WiFi 6, 2x2 MIMO, and Bluetooth 5.2.
As far as the availability is concerned, MediaTek has not shared any details on when we can expect to see the processor in commercial devices.