Aside from the octa-core chip that Mediatek has recently released and found its way to several smartphones in the Philippines, the chipmaker has also announced its very first 64-bit SoC with LTE connectivity.
The Mediatek MT6732 is based on an ARM Cortex-A53 processor with Mali-T760 graphics.
Qualcomm also previously announced their 64-bit SoC (Snapdragon 410 LTE) right after Apple touted their new A7 chip as the first one to have 64-bit instruction set.
While there isn’t much use for a 64-bit chip in smartphones, the Mediatek MT6732 could be a step into that direction. The SoC is not yet for shipment until 3rd quarter of 2014 so it could take a bit longer for smartphones and tablets to have them on board.