MediaTek unveils world’s first octa core SoC

MediaTek unveiled today its new MT6592 chipset that packs 8 real cores and not the hybrid 4+4 solution that is being used these days by some models like Samsung Galaxy S4 with Exynos SoC. This 28 nm chipset has 8 cores that can run up to 2GHz each (!) offering impressive specs and multitasking support. The SoC has a quad core on board GPU, it supports 4K media video playback and has also the ability to control in real-time the heat signature of the SoC and its energy consumption.

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MediaTek’s True Octa-Core CPU To Be Launched November 20th

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You have probably known MediaTek’s CPUs as a ‘so-so’ processor that’s more commonly seen on low to medium range phones that are good enough to deliver a decent experience. These statements aren’t entirely unwarranted however, as MediaTek can’t compete with the performance of the Exynos and Snapdragon CPUs making waves in high-end devices worldwide.

But today MediaTek is here to impress us when they announced that they were about to launch a true octa-core CPU in the MT6592. What … Continue reading

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Upcoming Sony Xperia Tianchi to sport an 8-Core Cortex A7 Mediatek Processor

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After a series of big handheld devices like the Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1, Sony is set to release another big handset device that will sport a 6-inch display – the Sony Tianchi.

The Tianchi is reported to use an 8-core Cortex A7 chip from Mediatek instead of a quad core Snapdragon 800, and will have a 720p screen, which makes it a 16:9 device instead of a 16:10 one, which is a ratio usually reserved for tablets.

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Samsung will use MediaTek SoC’s for its 2014 lineup?

According to rumors, Samsung plans to use MediaTek processors in some of its new low-end and mid-range smartphones that will be unveiled in 2014! Samsung plans to make a huge impression by incorporating quad-core and octa-core SoCs (System-on-Chips) in its affordable smartphones to compete with Chinese manufacturers and be even more competitive in the mid-range segment.

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As most of you might know, MediaTek SoCs are not known for their processing power – mainly because they rely on ARM’s Cortex … Continue reading

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