MediaTek Kompanio 838


The MediaTek Kompanio 838 provides high performance compute, amplifying productivity, enhancing multimedia, web browsing experiences, and gaming. This highly efficient 6nm processor enables exceptional battery life in thin and light Chromebook designs, empowering consumers, teachers and students to be truly mobile all day long.

Amplify productive working, learning and creativity

The Kompanio 838 provides outstanding performance and superior multitasking, making it a significant upgrade from the lower tier Kompanio 500 series.

Behind this performance boost is a doubling of memory bandwidth compared to previous generations, providing considerably more data throughput for the upgraded octa-core CPU featuring faster Arm ‘big core’ processors, and highly capable tri-core graphics engine.

Meanwhile, support for both DDR4 and LPDDR4X provides OEMs with more design flexibility to meet BOM targets and market performance requirements in a range of new devices, while the highly integrated architecture provides best in market power efficiency for all-day battery life.

  • Up to 76% faster graphics performance
  • Up to 66% greater performance in CPU-based benchmarks
  • Up to 60% greater performance in web-based benchmarks

*compared to MediaTek Kompanio 500 series

Premium Imaging Processor for Cameras

The Kompanio 838 brings professional quality imaging features and cutting-edge technology for dual cameras to Chromebooks. The new generation MediaTek Imagiq 7 series ISP upgrades HDR and low-light capture quality beyond the previous generation, giving photos and videos more true-to-life colors, even in challenging lighting conditions.

On-Device AI Enhancement

The Kompanio 838 with MediaTek NPU 650 provides more interactive and higher quality multimedia with unparalleled power efficiency. The MediaTek NPU is designed for efficient image data processing, capable of quickly executing complex computations.

4K Dual Displays

Support for 4K dual displays enables premium Chromebooks with the highest detail screens that can also output at the same resolution to a connected 4K smart TV or monitor for demonstrations, presentations, movie nights, or just amplified productivity with extra visual real estate.

Ideal for 4K Streaming Media

Now with hardware accelerated AV1 video decoding integrated into the processor, the Kompanio 838 is ideal for watching premium 4K video streams smoothly, and without excessive battery drain.

Super-fast, secure Wi-Fi

The Kompanio 838 provides support for both MediaTek Filogic Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E chipsets, enabling both dual- and tri-band connectivity options. This unlocks faster speeds of up to 1.9Gbps, more reliable connections from 2x2 antenna, as well as enhanced security with WPA3.

Superior Battery Life

The highly integrated 6nm processor provides class-leading power efficiency, enabling Chromebook designers the option to create silent, fanless designs that provide true all-day battery life.




  • 2X Arm Cortex-A78 @ 2.6GHz
  • 6X Arm Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz

CPU Cores

Octa (8)

Memory & Storage


LPDDR4x, DDR4 64-bit

Max Memory Frequency

3733MTs / 3200MTs

Storage Type

eMMC 5.1


GPU Type

Arm Mali-G57 MC3

Display Resolution

4K60 + 4K30

Video Encode

H.264, HEVC

Video Decode

H.264, HEVC, VP-9, AV1


Camera ISP

16MP + 16MP @ 30 FPS

Recording Resolution

3840 x 2160


Peripheral connectivity

PCIe x1, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0


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