MT6738

Mass-market LTE Cat-6 smartphone SoC with efficient 64-bit quad-core processor

As the entry-level model of our MediaTek LTE Cat-6 portfolio, the MT6738 pairs a power-efficient 64-bit quad-core processor with MediaTek’s new-generation modem technologies that include worldwide 4G spectrum and enables Carrier Aggregation.

MT6738

Ideal for affordable Android M, L and N projects, it opens the way for mass-market IMS including VoLTE, ViLTE, VoWiFi and RCS, the MediaTek MT6738 redefines expectations of the mass-market through premium features that include:

  • Global, Advanced 4G LTE Cat-6 (LTE FDD/TDD R11) features with 2x Carrier Aggregation with capability for VoLTE, ViLTE, VoWiFi, RCS Fast data transfers: up to 300Mbps downlink & up to 50Mbps uplink. Legacy networks compatibility: DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, EDGE, CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE).

  • MediaTek MiraVision: Enhanced display with a 6-layer user interface compatibility, life-like visuals and ambient-adaptive picture quality via MediaTek Smartscreen. Full HD playback of HEVC/H.265 content and Full HD video recording in H.264 suitable for online streaming or video services.

  • Enhanced photographic experiences via zero shutter delay, gesture shutter, laser and hybrid auto-focus support and advanced image signal processing capable of photo and video HDR (iHDR). Compatible with RWWB sensors for excellent low-light performance.

  • MediaTek PumpExpress 2.0 compatible. Speeds up device-charging dramatically with up to 75% charge in just 30 minutes.

On the processing side, MT6738 outperforms previous solutions in terms of power efficiency and performance thanks to its quad-core, ARM Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, and also adds the modern Mali T860 MP2, clocked up to 520MHz in MT6738T variant.

MT6300 Envelope Tracking Module

The MT6300 is an Envelope Tracking Module (ETM), that complements MediaTek’s CAT-6 modem. The package monitors the voltage supplied to the RF power amplifier in real-time, and uses continual, fine-grained voltage adjustments to optimize the power amplifier’s efficiency. By ensuring the power amplifier is operating at peak efficiency it reduces heat generated in the phone, particularly during LTE-A and Carrier Aggregated service use. MediaTek’s ETM package can save up to 20% current at max output power level.

The MT6300 ETM is supported on MediaTek smartphone platforms with its CAT-6 modem including X25, X20, P10 MT6750, MT6738 and future application processor products.

Specifications

Processor

CPU Type(s)

Arm Cortex-A53

Max CPU Frequency

1.5GHz

Cores

Quad (4)

CPU Bit

64-bit

Connectivity

Cellular Technologies

CDMA2000, EDGE, 4G FDD / TDD, HSPA +, TD-SCDMA

Specific Functions

2x CA with capability for VoLTE, ViLTE, VoWiFi, RCS

LTE Category

Cat-6

General Connectivity

Bluetooth, FM Radio, GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi 4 (a/b/g/n)

Memory and Storage

Memory Type

LPDDR3 (Single Channel)

Max Memory Frequency

667MHz

Max Memory Size

4GB

Storage Type

eMMC 5.1

Camera

Max Camera ISP

13MP

Max Video Capture Resolution

1920 x 1080

Capture FPS

30

Camera Features

ZSD

Graphics

GPU Type

Arm Mali-T860 MP2

Max GPU Frequency

350MHz

Max Display Resolution

1280 x 720

Video Encoding

H.264

Video Encoding FPS

30

Video Playback

H.264, H.265 / HEVC, MPEG-1/2/4

Video Playback FPS

30

MediaTek Technologies

MediaTek Technologies

MiraVision, Pump Express 2.0, SmartScreen