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


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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UMI X2S, the first true octa-core smartphone!

The first true octa-core smartphone powered by a MediaTek SoC is now a reality.


It’s called UMI X2S and it’s the world’s true octa-core SoC smartphone! But what does this mean? It means that MediaTek’s chipset is the first in the world to allow all 8 cores to work simultaneously! If you remember Samsung’s Exynos 5 octa-core processor uses big.LITTLE architecture by ARM, meaning that it uses only a group of its 8 cores at the same time and not … Continue reading

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Software update to enable 8-core performance on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 unlikely to happen


There has been a lot of reports lately saying that true octa-core performance can be enabled on current exynos 5 devices via a software update (see the full report here). But a new report says that by doing so would only be detrimental on the devices.

A chief technical expert from Samsung’s Mobile Solutions department and some if it’s engineers said that even though a software update patch to enable full octa-core performance is very possible, it will … Continue reading

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