As per reports, an 8-core chipset is in the works, from the very popular MediaTek. MediaTek is widely known to produce cost effective high performance solutions for mobile phones and tablet PCs. The current flagship variant of MediaTek, the MT6589 is already extremely popular among budget as well as mainstream manufacturers. The MT6589 consists of four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz per core, and a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU. The MT6589 promised and delivered top of the line performance and battery life, and MediaTek would hope to create a similar success story with the upcoming MT6592.
As per our source, the MediaTek Mt6592 will consist of 8 Cortex A7 cores, which might feature a clock frequency of up to 2GHz per core. The chipset will be using a manufacturing process of 28nm, which means heat dissipation and battery life, both will be extremely good, at par with the highest world standards. Tests conducted have given results of up to 30,000 points in the AnTuTu standard. If these reports are to be believed, the phone might go ahead of the Samsung’s Exynos 5410 octa-core chipset, which might be a great selling point for the chipset.
Although there is no official timeline as to the release of the chipset, it is speculated that the first batch of these processors will be released for manufacturers for development by the end of July, while full scale production might begin by November end.
This means that people can expect phones featuring this processor to be out by late December or early January. But we would like our readers to take this news with a pinch of salt since there is no official word yet! Nonetheless, the concept of an 8-core MediaTek does seem extremely exciting, since it was only MediaTek which made quad-core processors affordable to the common man, and it would be expected that the 8-core variant repeats the history.