Rockchip is launching a new generation of processors for tablets this year and the new R3288 is coming in April it appears. The CPU is supposed to integrate 4G LTE network support and we’re expecting it on affordable tablets.
This is actually one of the first quad core Cortex A12 SoC product on the market and the CPU relies on a powerful quad core Mali T76X GPU. This allows for H.265 decoding, 4K video and as we said, 4G LTE. We’ve been hearing rumors about 4K display tablets for a while now, but we haven’t even seen the 2K models yet.
Since theoretically even lower end CPUs have 4K support, it would be high time for device makers to release such slates. Traditionally Rockchip has rivals like Allwinner, MediaTek and such, so expect similar processing solutions from them, or even better.