The Android tablet market was stagnating a bit, but then the pandemic came along and sales gradually began to rise as people were stuck in their homes, with nothing but their devices. The consumption of content in the last year has increased exponentially and, intuiting the future, MediaTek wants to prepare a market with high-performance tablets thanks to its new Kompanio 1300T chipset designed for large-screen devices. There are Snapdragon SoCs designed for tablets, but this development will give consumers more options at the plate.
The chipset is based on the 6nm process, the same as the Dimensity 1200 SoC, and is focused on delivering more power for larger displays. MediaTek has already made strides with Chromebooks like the Lenovo Chromebook Duet, and now its eyes are on the ever-growing Android tablet market.
This newly developed chipset is powered by Mali G77 MC9 graphics card, ARM Cortex-A78 cores, four ARM Cortex-A55 cores, and an ARM Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. It supports UFS 3.1 storage for ultra-fast storage options for a seamless experience on tablets.
For OEMs who want to take advantage of its capabilities, the SoC supports a 1440p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, and the FHD + display also has a 144Hz refresh rate. The Kompanio 1300T has compatibility 5G and Wi-Fi 6 support for the best browsing experience.
Other chipset features come in the form of support for a 108MP camera sensor and 4K video recording at 60fps. MediaTek has also incorporated integrated APU support so that tablets can take advantage of AI Picture Quality and voice command features.
That said, MediaTek has not detailed any details about the next tablets or laptops that will have the SoC Kompanio 1300T. However, one thing is clear, devices with this chipset on board will only be announced / arrive in the third quarter of 2021.