First 8-core Mediatek MT6592 chipset spotted at Mlais


Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek have already announced that they plan to launch the 8-core MT6592 processor this year, and it looks like phone makers will launch 8-core phones earlier than expected.

Mlais, who are most famous for their Samsung Galaxy style phablets have posted this photo of a development PCB with 8-core MT6592. The ‘V’ on the chipset also identifies it as a development unit.

Mediatek’s 8-core processor is different to Samsungs Exynos chip as it can run all 8-core cores simultaneously (Samsung plan to add this feature to current chips). Not everyone agrees that phones currently need 8-cores running at the same time, and Qualcomm famously made fun of the idea in this video.

In addition to Mlais launching affordable 8-core phones before the end of the year we have also heard that Zopo, THL and even JiaYu will have 8-core models and updates ready for shipment soon too.

[ GizChina.es ]
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8 Comments

  1. September 24, 2013

    Does the MT6592 SoC have an integrated LTE radio?

    It seems that MediaTek needs LTE more than they need extra cores.

    • September 25, 2013

      When I was at THL last week they seemed to think it does, but I have not been able to confirm this yet.

      • Airyl
        September 25, 2013

        Monkey King 2 maybe? Is it possible for them to maybe modify the chip so it supports LTE?

      • Joel
        September 25, 2013

        I´m stepping in here to inform you that: No, it does NOT feature integrated LTE, just HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA.

        • Joel
          September 25, 2013

          The comming MT6290 quadcore however will support LTE. I think hat is the chip from mediatek for smartphone manufacturers to opt for. Nobody should really care about the MT6592 octa core chip since no applications currently are supporting that kind of multi threading except for benchmarks such as Antutu and so on.

          • Airyl
            September 25, 2013

            Hopefully some of the manufacturers do that.

        • September 25, 2013

          Thanks I didn’t think it did, but the boffins at THL argued it does…

  2. Rodrigo
    September 25, 2013

    Are we talking about Cortex-A15 or Cortex-A7 cores? Because 4x A15 cores are faster then 8x A7 core.