Both Lenovo and Gionee Rumoured to be launching MT6588 Quad-core phone next month

Since August we have been hearing rumours about MediaTek’s new quad-core CPU the MT6588 and how we could see low-cost quad-core phones very soon. Well more rumours have emerged that Lenovo and Gionee will launch quad-core phones in October!

According to Chinese media the new quad-core MT6588 CPU from MediaTek will boats huge performance gains over the current dual-core MT6577, yet cost less! This is great news for us as we can expect some amazingly powerful, and cheap, Chinese phones coming soon.

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How soon? Well October is looking likely as both Lenovo and Gionee are thought to be working on MT6588 quad-core phones which will surface next month.

According to sources, Lenovo are working on project Arkansas, a quad-core MT6588 phone running at 1.2Ghz and equipped with 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, a 4.5 inch 960 x 540 resolution screen with 1080 support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Gionee insiders have also confirmed that they too are working on a low-cost quad-core phone capable of 1080 playback which will also see light of day next month!

More news as we get it!


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  1. kethan
    September 23, 2012

    @1.2GHz it is really shame!!…i thought to be atleast 1.5ghz to 1.7ghz!!

  2. ram
    September 23, 2012

    if gionee is launching am damn sure before them many other chinese co. will launch it

  3. amir
    September 23, 2012

    to early not ?

  4. September 23, 2012

    If the 1.2 Ghz is gonna give 20-30% more battery life from the 1.5-1.7 Ghz, I can live with that. One can’t have it all. But, let’s first see the realthing because as we have seen quite recently (call me G3), the actual release date could be much further back than the announced one…

  5. Koko
    September 23, 2012

    The new 28nm technology promises low power consumption and more camera capabilities.

    From the spec of MT6588 I consider to cancel my preorder for Jiayu G3.
    I begin to lose my patience for the DAY that G3 will be released.

  6. max
    September 23, 2012

    QuadCore Phones in October? Where are decent (shipping) DualCore phones? Which you can buy, I’m not into dodgy prebooking thing.

    I don’t know much about Gionne. But Lenovo is behaving like a sham company. They’ve launched a series of DualCore 6577 phones all with 512mb RAM. A789, A780, A780i, A760, Ablah blah blah.. all with grainy screens and 512mb RAM.
    What their Hardware Design Director is upto, I don’t know. But shame on him.

    They launched a S2110 tablet with dock in USA and priced as compelling $399 for (S4 DualCore tablet + Transformer like Dock) So all tech blogs got excited and reported on front page articles.

    Now comes the shady part. After all the leading blogs covered them, They Hiked the price by more then $100. (Just after 2 days of launch)

    So guys moral of the story. Watch your creditcards and steps. Never fall for free shipping 1 month long delivery period. Pay some extra $15-$20 for Shipping with DHL or Fedex etc. So if in a week you don’t see the product on your door, you can claim charge back on credit card or win a dispute with paypal.

    After a month long shipping delay your charge back or paypal case doesn’t hold much water.

    This info is for whomever it may concern.

    Thankyou guys
    Do a Happy and Safe Christmas Shopping 🙂

  7. YaPeL
    September 23, 2012

    I’m a little worried about the 1.2ghz, not that I care about the number, but by looking into details of the A7, it seems to be somewhere between an A8 and A9, it only its faster than both at higher clocks, at least according to arm.

  8. Freeje
    September 23, 2012

    Unless it hits the store then it’s all vaporware. Online stores do not count.

  9. kethan
    September 24, 2012

    any updates?

  10. nikos
    September 24, 2012

    I don’t get why only 960 x 540 and not 1280×720 or 1280×800 pixels dispaly, since MT6588 supports 1280×800 pixels resolution?

    • September 25, 2012

      @nikos they are being greedy with the spec so they have something to update to later in the lifecycle to keep sales going.