MediaTek is further stepping up its fight against US-based chip giant Qualcomm. The chipset maker which till 2019 was largely known to power budget smartphones has been making rapid strides in the premium gadget space. The year 2021 saw it powering several affordable premium flagship devices across brands. Premium Chromebooks seem to be the new frontier for the company.
Mediatek has announced Kompanio 1380 chip aimed at premium Chromebooks promising high performance and low-power consumption. The Kompanio 1380 features an octa-core CPU with four high-performance Arm Cortex-A78 cores with speeds up to 3GHz. As per the company, its five-core Arm Mali-G57 GPU supports fast and vivid visuals, while the quad-channel 2133MHz LPDDR4X ensures there is plenty of data bandwidth.
The company claims that MediaTek APU 3.0 multi-core AI processor accelerates AI-camera and AI-voice applications while also optimising battery life.The chip supports up to two 4K 60Hz displays, or one 4K 60Hz display plus two 4K 30Hz displays, giving device makers a wide variety of resolution and external connectivity choices.
The chip’s AV1 decoding is claimed to stream 4K movies and TV shows with the best quality settings. The Kompanio 1380 comes with a dedicated audio digital signal processor (DSP) that is claimed to provide ultra-low power voice on wakeup (VoW) capabilities for a wide variety of voice assistant services. As per the company, the chip is ready for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5 connectivity, enabling fast wireless data transfers.
MediaTek claims that the Kompanio chips have been widely adopted by device manufacturers to power mobile computing devices, including Chromebook laptops and tablets. Additional devices powered by the Kompanio 1380 will be available in the market soon.
The company claims that MediaTek APU 3.0 multi-core AI processor accelerates AI-camera and AI-voice applications while also optimising battery life.The chip supports up to two 4K 60Hz displays, or one 4K 60Hz display plus two 4K 30Hz displays, giving device makers a wide variety of resolution and external connectivity choices.
The chip’s AV1 decoding is claimed to stream 4K movies and TV shows with the best quality settings. The Kompanio 1380 comes with a dedicated audio digital signal processor (DSP) that is claimed to provide ultra-low power voice on wakeup (VoW) capabilities for a wide variety of voice assistant services. As per the company, the chip is ready for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5 connectivity, enabling fast wireless data transfers.
MediaTek claims that the Kompanio chips have been widely adopted by device manufacturers to power mobile computing devices, including Chromebook laptops and tablets. Additional devices powered by the Kompanio 1380 will be available in the market soon.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/gadgets-news/mediatek-unveils-kompanio-1380-chipset-for-premium-chromebooks/articleshow/89154442.cms

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