MediaTech has announced the release of the upgraded MTK i700 chipset for the smart home system. According to the seller, the display of the new product also makes it possible to use the new platform as a replacement of the mobile processor for the current smartphone.
The MediaTek i700 is equipped with two Cortex-A 75 cores with a maximum clock frequency of 2.2 GHz, six cortex-A55 (2.0 GHz) and an IMG PowerVR GM 9446 graphics processor working at 970 MHz. Chipset supports LPDR 4 x-1866 RAM up to 8 GB. The underlying neural computing unit provides a five-fold increase in facial recognition speed compared to the previous MTK i500 model.
Novelty is able to work with a 32-megapixel camera or module with two sensors for 24 and 16 megapixels. In the latter case, the processor is able to determine the depth of the imaged space and calculate the distance of the object in the frame. The maximum video recording rate is 120 frames per second.
The MTK i700 is designed to work as part of a smart home, including cameras, security systems and displays. It is expected that the new product will be used to identify smart devices and for AR-tasks. At the same time, the display of the chipset, as the manufacturer claims, allows it to use it as a mobile platform in smartphone production. Commercial delivery of the MediaTek i700 will start in 2020, and its price will be announced later.