The SOC comes with four ARM Cortex-A17 plus four Cortex-A7 CPUs. It integrates an Imagination Technologies PowerVR Series6 GPU and a 4G LTE Multi-Mode Modem (Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE, up to 150Mbits/s downlink and 50Mbits/s uplink). The modem is also compatible with DC-HSPA+ (42Mbits/s), TD-SCDMA and EDGE 2G/3G networks and supports 30+ 3GPP RF bands to meet operator needs worldwide.
The SoC also supports H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback, in addition to Ultra HD video playback for H.264 & VP9.
It processes 24-bit 192 kHz Hi-Fi quality audio with a digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) to head phone >110dB SNR and has 20MP camera capability and a high-definition WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display controller. In addition, the MediaTek ClearMotion technology ensures smooth video playback at 60fps on mobile devices.
The MT6595 is also the first MediaTek mobile platform to support 802.11ac connectivity. It also supports Multi-GNSS positioning systems including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo and QZSS; Bluetooth LE and ANT+ for ultra-low power connectivity with fitness tracking devices; and features a Multimode Wireless Charging Receiver IC for inductive and resonant wireless charging.
The MT6595 platform will be commercially available by the first half of 2014, with devices expected in the second half of the year.