Chinese chip maker appears to be working on two new processors aimed at low-cost tablets… and one new chip which could be destined for higher-performance devices.
CNX-Software reports that a product brochure from T-Chip showcasing specs for some upcoming tablets mentions 3 unannounced new processors from Rockchip.
The RK3126 and RK3128 processors are both quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processors with support for 1080p H.265 video and Android 4.4 KitKat software.
The RK3126 should be available in October while the RK3128 will launch a month later.
In December T_Chips expects to launch one of the first products featuring a Rockchip processor with an ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit, 8-core processor. The chip is code-named “MayBach” and it’s a 28nm processor with support for 4K H.265 video playback and 1080p H.264 video.
While ARM Cortex-A53 architecture should offer a performance boost, it’s likely that MayBach will still be used in low-to-mid range tablets and TV boxes. The chip is based on ARM’s design for affordable, energy efficient designs. ARM’s Cortex-A57 architecture will be used in higher-performance, higher-priced processors.