Next generation Mediatek processor to use ARM Cortex-A50 64-bit processors and Mali GPU’s


MediaTek and ARM have signed a deal allowing the Taiwanese chip maker to use ARM’s Cortex A50 processors and ARM Mali Graphics chips.

ARM have signed a deal with MediaTek allowing the up and coming processor manufacturer to use semiconductor IP for ARM Cortex A50 series processors and ARM Mali graphics.

The ARM Coretex-A57 and A53 technology which Mediatek now have the rights to use supports the ARMv8-A Architecture with wither 64-bit and 32-bit execution. These processors will bring better performance to Android smartphones and tablets which remaining compatible with the current 32-bit ecosystem allowing manufacturers to simply update to the new SoC tech.

As Mediatek are on the verge of releasing their new 8-core MT6592 and 4G LTE processors we don’t expect the new ARM deal to make it’s way in to Chinese phones until the 2nd quarter of next year.

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8 Comments

  1. Robin
    October 9, 2013

    So this means MediaTek is finally gonna give us some SoCs worth having in our phones? One year to go!

    • Allanitomwesh
      October 9, 2013

      MT6589 is very good already,mops the floor with snapdragon 200.

      • Charles Dexter Ward
        December 11, 2013

        Plot Twist; snapdragon 200 is the rock bottom of performance SoC offered by qualcomm, while MT6589 is mtk’s flagship, price wise is chepaer than qualcomm’s flagship, but also more expensive than snapdragon 200.

    • peter
      October 9, 2013

      Mtk6589t is better than the exynos 4412 in my Galaxy s3 from my personal experience. So it is definitely not bad. I have a star s5 and a Galaxy s3 international

      • Charles Dexter Ward
        December 11, 2013

        Exynos 4412 was launched in early 2012, announced on 2011, mtk was announced and launched this year (around june), there is more than a year of difference, lifecycle of exynos as high end is over, not is mid end and samsung has already higher performers.

  2. harish
    October 9, 2013

    at last mediatek is using better cores instead of using more cores,

  3. eguibs
    October 10, 2013

    i’m not sure that is a good idea it can be the same problem than on computer un system possibly better but unexploited because the devs don’t want to recode their own programs !

    • gerstavros
      October 11, 2013

      No need to recode the apps