MediaTek S900 processor for 8K Smart TVs with HDR10 + and AI may be ready for use
MediaTek announced in July last year the S900, the new MediaTek S900 processor aimed at televisions supporting 8K resolution. The chip brings robust specifications and a number of unique features, including using Artificial Intelligence to enhance the image, supporting high refresh rates and even IoT functions to control other smart devices. Now, according to the ITHome website, the chip is finally ready to be used in the industry.
The MediaTek S900 processor is comprised of an undisclosed number of Cortex A73 cores, in addition to the Mali-G52 GPU, which combine with HDMI 2.1A connection to offer 8K images at 60Hz, 4K at 120Hz, as well as HDR10 +. The company highlights the use of AI Picture Quality, or AI PQ, which works in conjunction with MediaTek’s MiraVision Pro to improve saturation, brightness, contrast, noise and motion compensation through scene recognition with Artificial Intelligence.
The solution debuted during CES 2020, with the announcement of Skyworth Q91, but it is only now available for more companies to make use of the novelty. Still, we shouldn’t see the S900 become popular, largely due to the high price of 8K TVs, and the low content offering at high resolution.
Anyway, this is another advance of MediaTek in the market. The company is today a leader in the smartphone market and is increasingly standing out in the TV market, being one of the only ones to support AV1, a new video codec developed by Google that promises high image quality with less data consumption.
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