MediaTek has announced a new mobile processor specifically for Google’s Android Wear lineup. The MT206 SoC was designed so manufacturers could use an efficient, small, and affordable processor in their wearable devices.
The MT206 includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core A7 processor, a Mali-400 GPU, and supports up to qHD screen resolutions. It also connects with most of the standard connectivity options you’re used to, including Bluetooth and wireless networks. The biggest selling point for manufacturers with the MT206 is the small size of the SoC. It has 41.5% few components and less power draw than other chips, so it’s cheaper and more efficient to use, especially since it’s designed specifically for Android Wear. Read more