The race to launch the first 8-core Mediatek MT6592 Android phone is now with the latest news being that Chinese manufacturer Xiaocai will be one of the first.
Xiaocai are one of the smaller Android phone makers in China, but over the past 12 months they have being doing exceptionally will thanks to their brightly coloured, high performance, low-cost devices. Their current model is the Xiaocai X9 which is on sale for just 888 Yuan ($144) yet features a 1.5Ghz MT6589T processor, 1/2GB RAM, 4.5-inch display and their own Xiaocai ROM.
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We had previously reported that Xiaocai were developing an 8 core handset based on the new Mediatek MT6592 8-core SoC, now new reports claim that the company have managed to secure the 8-core chip as soon as Mediatek launch it and could have an 8-core phone on sale before the end of the year!
Xiaocai spokespeople have been quite open about the phone and have mentioned it will feature a 5-inch display, and will be available in either 1GB RAM 16GB memory or 2GB RAM 32GB memory. The 8-core MT6592 in the phone could be clocked as high as 2Ghz!