MediaTek has announced the MediaTek MT6595 chipset in Shenzhen on Tuesday. It is acclaimed to be the world’s first octa-core smartphone SoC that supports 4G LTE. The chipset employs Cortex A7 processors from ARM and makes use of big.LITTLE architecture and CorePilot technology to unlock the full power of all the eight cores.
While it is known to be the first octa-core processor with integrated LTE support, the benchmarks assure that the MT6595 could be the next big deal. Well, the screenshot of the new chipset’s AnTuTu benchmark scores were revealed by the chip maker and it claims that the chipset can score over 47,000 points!! It has to be noted that among popular devices, the Galaxy S5 (International variant with Snapdragon 801) was topping the benchmark scores so long with 36,161 points.
The MT6595 supports 20 MP primary snappers with features such as slow motion video recording, Ultra HD video shooting ability, screen resolutions up to 2560×1600 pixels and connectivity features such as TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, WCDMA and GSM. Also, there is support for FLAC formats and up to 2.2 GHz clock speeds as in high-end smartphones.
So far, the MediaTek MT6595 is the most premium offering from MediaTek’s stable and it should be helpful for the manufacturers to design killer devices at competitive pricing. Furthermore, there are rumors suggesting that the China based vendor Meizu is planning to incorporate the MT6595 SoC in the upcoming MX4 smartphones that are slated to go official in the coming months.
|CPU||4 Cortex A17 and 4 Cortex A7 cores|
|Display||2K Display support|
|Camera||up to 20 MP primary camera Support|
|Video Recording||480 fps 1080p full HD Super Slow motion Video recording|
|Video Playback||Ultra HD Video playback support with H.264, VP9|
|Memory||Dual Channel LPDDR3 at 933 MHz|
|Location||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|Connectivity||4G LTE Cat 4 FDD and TD LTE, WiFi ac, ANT+|
|Charging||MultiMode Wireless Charging support|