MediaTek’s New Chip Makes Wearables Last a Week on One Charge
One of the primary issue that people face when using wearables is that their battery lives are drastically low; and why wouldn’t they be, there is only so much you can pack in a body as compact as these smartwatches have. Anyhow, MediaTek is trying to pull you out of that misery by introducing a new wearables chip that allegedly increases the battery lives to miraculous levels.
The company itself boasts that the new MT2523 chip is going to allow wearables to last for as much as a whole week on a single charge. Highlights of the chip include GPS support, dual-mode Bluetooth Low Energy, and MIPI-supported high-res display.
MediaTek has revealed that the ARM Cortex M4 processor sporting chip has a microcontroller unit (MCU) and a a power management unit (PMU) thanks to a super integrated SiP.
Their claim of a week long battery life would essentially mean that your smartwatches and fitness bands would last three to four times longer and that is not a small thing.
However, MediaTek might or might not be able to bring in the big names to use it – historical accounts suggest companies like Samsung and Apple might not adopt it and that is especially the case since using the MT2523 chip would mean letting go of some performance capabilities since it is not really top notch in terms of power.
Would you like to see the new MediaTek chip to be used in future models of wearables?