MediaTek has found a new vein of gold, the next-generation consoles. MediaTek chips are already found in popular handsets from HTC, Asus, Sony and Xiaomi. Now it looks likely that Microsoft’s Xbox One S will use two MediaTek SoCs for wireless connectivity. The Xbox One S is smaller, lighter and more efficient version of Xbox One. The company has also taken advantage of the use of an improved silicon (less lithography) to improve performance.
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Specifically, each Xbox One S is accompanied by two MediaTek chipset. The first is the MT7632TUN, which provides a connection WiFi 802.11n 2 × 2 MIMO to have a much faster connection with the Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The second chip is MediaTek MT7612UN, which gives a more modern console connectivity in the form of WiFi 802.11ac 2 × 2 MIMO to adapt to the new generation routers with frequencies of 5GHz capable of reaching speeds of up to 1Gbps avoiding any bottleneck. Apart from Microsoft, MediaTek has also made an agreement with Amazon to provide chips for their latest tablets.