MediaTek launching 8 Core MT6599 with LTE Early Next Year!

Hold on to your hat’s as Chinese Android phone are about to jump to a whole new realm of performance as MediaTek announce they are planning to bring 8 core MT6599 CPU’s to the market early next year!

MediaTek announced to pieces of great news today, the first is that they have moved the launch of the quad-core MT6588 CPU from early next-year to the 4th quarter of 2012 instead, which means low-cost Chinese quad-core phones are a matter of months away, in fact Lenovo are already testing theirs!

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Even better than that though is news that MediaTek are planning to unleash its 8-core MT6599 CPU’s on the world as early as the first quarter of next year!

The 8-core MT6599 is not only going to bring some phenomenal performance increases to Chinese Android phones but also some great new never seen before features too, features which international customers are likely to be very excited about.

The MT6599 8-core CPU will be the first low-cost chip easily available to Chinese OEM’s wich offers support for LTE and TD-SCDMA / WCDMA which means that not only are we on the cusp of super powered 8 core phones but, super powered 8 core phones with LTE 4G support!


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  1. Mustafa
    November 29, 2012

    Are the cores based on A15, A7, or something else? this makes a huge difference.

  2. Rajeeb
    March 17, 2013

    Any update on this news Andi

    • March 18, 2013

      No sorry

  3. Aditya
    April 29, 2013

    Andi is this the big.little config or seriously 8-core SoC? šŸ˜®