Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek’s processors are already pretty popular with manufacturers of low-cost tablets. While the company is preparing to launch more powerful chips for higher-end tablets, it looks like MediaTek is also taking a walk on the even cheaper side.

The new MediaTek MT8121 is a quad-core chip designed for tablets that will sell for around $99 or even less.


The MT8121 isn’t the company’s first quad-core chip, but it’s a highly integrated chip which is designed to be cost-efficient for device makers, since it features WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS functionality all on the same chip as the processor.

The processor is expected to sport an ARM Cortex-A7 with Power VR series 5 graphics.

MediaTek has reportedly already begun mass production of the new chip, and the first tablets featuring MT8121 processors are expected to hit the streets in early 2014.

via mtksj, 1Pad, and AndroidPC.es

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