Quad-core MT6589 Phones arriving Mid December! Full details

Phone brands Zopo, Neo, TCL, Lenovo and more are all preparing to launch flagship phones in just a few weeks time all of which will come equipped with MediaTek’s new quad-core MT6589! Keep reading for more details!

It’s beginning to look like 2013 is going to be the year for low-cost quad-core phones, thanks largely to the imminent release of Mediatek’s MT6589 CPU, but which brands are planning MT6589 phone next month?

Zopo Leader Max

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The Zopo Leader Max will become the new flagship model for Zopo and will boast such goodies as a 5.7 inch 1080p HD display, 2GB RAM, either a 8 or 12 mega-pixel rear camera, 2 mega-pixel front camera and of course an MT6589 CPU. While Zopo haven’t gone on record about any details, it is expected the Leader Max will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and could cost as little as 1600 Yuan ($256).

Neo NO3

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The Neo N03 is also expected to make an appearance in December, and will take over flagship duties from the popular N02. Like the Zopo Leader Max, the Neo N03 get’s a powerful quad-core 1.3Ghz MT6589 CPU but with a 5.3 inch display. 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, Android 4.0.4 and a 12 mega-pixel rear camera are the only other details we’ve heard on the grapevine.

TCL ??

TCL’s entry in to the MT6589 arena is still shrouded by mystery, but the brand are expected to be launching a new phone which could be seen as early as next week!

Lenovo MT6589

lenovo quad core MT6589 phone antutuLenovo’s entry in the low-cost quad-core market looks to be more price conscious phone and not a high rolling flagship model. A 4.5 inch聽960 x 540 resolution screen isn’t as sexy as the Zopo’s 1080 model, and the 1.2 GHz CPU won’t be as fast as the one in the NEO N03 but if you want a phone from a larger, better known brand 聽the Lenovo could be the choice for you.

There will be more quad-core MT6589 phone news coming soon so keep posted!

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  1. sam
    November 28, 2012

    I hope they have some phones with this chip for $180. I don’t need a 5″+ screen, a 4.5″ is plenty enough for me, maybe even 4.0″ would be enough, i’d rather have a cheaper phone.

    • xxx
      November 28, 2012

      Same. Hope some of the smaller brands will make this real. Like Jiayu.

      • teja
        November 28, 2012

        lets hope for less price but not expecting from jiayu as they are very slow in delivering the products according to demand .

  2. Juliana
    November 28, 2012

    Funny…Lenovo has MT6589n and almost 10.000 points on AnTuTu. Newman N2 has MTK6577 (?) and almost 13.000 on AnTuTu. LOL

    • Rodrigo De Le贸n
      November 28, 2012

      That’s because AnTuTu is a joke…

      GLBenchmark’s where it’s at.

      Current leaders (by device): http://goo.gl/iRlzb

      Current leaders (by GPU): http://goo.gl/cuXNG

      Check out the “PowerVR SGX 544” results for an estimate of MediaTek’s MT6589 graphical performance.

    • teja
      November 28, 2012

      come on dude ! newman n2 has samsung exynos quadcore processor not mtk 6577 processor .

      • Rodrigo De Le贸n
        November 28, 2012

        The Samsung Exynos Quad also uses the “Mali-400 MP” GPU, which, in it’s current configuration, is up to 45% faster than the single-core “PowerVR SGX 544” GPU, to be used on the MediaTek MT6589.

        Reference: http://goo.gl/cuXNG

    • Ramones
      November 28, 2012

      MTK6577 with antutu over 6000 is hardly possible..
      but 13.000 for a MTK6577 isnt possible at all 馃槢

      i think yout wrong with the N1 and N2 versions

  3. Amby
    November 28, 2012

    Zopo should have simply updated their 5.3″ ZOPO ZP900 Leader with a Quad-Core CPU, 2GB RAM and Jelly Bean 4.1.
    5.7″ phone is wayyyy too big, imo !!!

    • teja
      November 28, 2012

      yeah its little big all these phablets are not pocket friendly .

    • Rodrigo De Le贸n
      November 28, 2012

      Let the market decide that.

      • Juraj
        November 28, 2012

        I agree, this is my new phone if the specs stays and price will no get more than 300$

        • Rodrigo De Le贸n
          November 29, 2012

          At $300.00, they’d be pushing it.

          The Google Nexus 4 is $300.00 to $350.00, and it’s performance is above and beyond what the new Zopo phone could ever offer.

          Now the chinese pals are gonna have to lower the cost of their “top-end” (for the region) phones even more, and that’s great news for everyone.

  4. November 28, 2012

    Interesting… but my dual-core is coming,,, well… the next phone for me must be octant-core (?)

    • Rodrigo De Le贸n
      November 29, 2012

      The GPU’s capabilities defines how smooth the user’s experience is going to be.

      The number of main CPU cores comes second (multi-task, etc.).


  5. Patrick
    November 29, 2012

    Quadcore phones and large phones are all very nice. But for me network connectivity is just as important. A mobile phone without universal global UMTS coverage is useless to me. So far the performance of Chinese phones is rather bad in this regard.

  6. simik
    November 30, 2012

    It would be nice to see this chip powering a 10″ FullHD tablet. Finally a cheap but powerful tablet with GPS and 3G support.

  7. Mark Llego
    December 13, 2012

    This is very interesting post, I’m looking forward to this MT6589 Phones.