Top 5 8-core Mediatek MT6592 Phones


The Chinese 8-core revolution is nearly upon us so here are the top 5 8-core Mediaek Chinese phones we are most excited to see launch!

Read through these 5 great 8-core Chinese phones and vote for the model you are most excited to see launch.

Zopo ZP1000

We aren’t actually 100% sure that the latest Zopo phone will be named the ZP1000, however leaked documents and the current naming strategy of Zopo certainly suggests it will.

8-core zopo Mediaek MT6592

For the ZP1000 we are expecting Zopo to launch an updated version of the Zopo C2 (ZP980) meaning a 5-inch 1080 display, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel camera and a that powerhouse of a Mediatek MT6592 processor humming away under the body.

We can also expect the Zopo to come with Gorilla Glass display, 5 mega-pixel+ from camera, Android 4.2+ and an updated body with slightly different styling and sturdier construction.

zopo 8-core

Unlike many Chinese phones the new Zopo 8-core will be easily available internationally through one of their physical stores in Europe and their online stores.

Xiaocai 8-core

Xiaocai are one of the youngest companies on the list, but their phones and strict adherent to a Xiaomi style marketing and development program has seen them rise to fame.

xiaocai x9

This year Xiaocai launched the X9 which featured great hardware, the companies own CaiUI operating system and low price. Although the phone was generally well received there have been complaints about buggy OS and quality issues, so we hope the next generation Xiaocai will address the problems.

As for hardware we expect the new phone to keep the same 5-inch size as most current flagship phones, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and an updated version of XaiOS!

JiaYu G4 8-core

The JiaYu G4 is the phone on this list which has a 720p display, combine that with 2GB RAM and the power of an 8-core CPU and you have the makings of some serious performance.

jiayu g4 back

The G4 has been on sale for months now and JiaYu seem to be finally over the initial supply chain issues which they always seem to suffer from with a new launch. An updated 8-core G4 will likely also see the improved 13 mega-pixel Sony camera found in newer Advanced phones and a new ROM.

THL Monkey King 2

The THL Monkey King 2 is the phone which wowed me when I got my hands on the mock-up device last month. Like Zopo, THL will be sticking with the 5-inch screen size but have ave wrapped the phone up in a new stylish body, part Xiaomi Mi3 part Sony Xperia.

thl monkey king 2 8-core spy photo

Updates of the current Monkey King are the better materials and build, plus the ability to remove and replace the battery. There are also rumours that the THL Monkey King 2 could also launch as a 4G LTE phone, but whether this will be an 8-core or quad-core phone we don’t yet known.

TCL idol X 8-core

TCL’s Idol X is one of the best looking (and most well made) phones on this list and also one of the few which is easily available outside of China.

tcl idol x hero

The current Idol X boasts 2GB RAM, quad-core processor, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a very thin compact body. An updated version has been rumoured which will bring the 8-core MT6592 to the sleek phone!

There are also rumours of Mlais launching an 8-core phablet and larger phone makers Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei are also expected to jump on the bandwagon sooner than later too.

Which 8-core Chinese phone?

So, let’s get down to business! Which Chinese phone company are you most excited to see an 8-core Mediatek phone from? Take part in the poll below and feel free to leave your comments about the next generation phones.

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38 Comments

  1. alex
    October 18, 2013

    Why are all the 8-core phones mentioned in this article only 5 inches? There are larger quad core phablets out now…

    • Airyl
      October 18, 2013

      Because these are the most awaited 8 core phones.

      • October 18, 2013

        Very nice article!

        I’m hoping there would be sub 5″ variants, because they would be too big. All I want is the raw processing power in a smaller form factor. Do make a post when you find a bunch! Thanks again!

    • ArPi
      October 18, 2013

      Plus I think the Jiayu G4 Octa version will be 4.7 inches too (like the present v.)

      • October 18, 2013

        Yes, it will 🙂

  2. m1k0
    October 18, 2013

    Why not Android 4.3 (4.4)?

  3. Prabu
    October 18, 2013

    Hi andi.,

    what about any other leak pics of thl mk2???? waiting for it..

    also some kind of bug in ur page, in my add a comment section i could see Airyl user name and email address..

    • October 18, 2013

      What do you think the main photo is 😉

  4. Guest
    October 18, 2013

    Why are all the 8-core phones mentioned in this article only 5 inches? There are larger quad core phablets out now…

    • Guest
      October 18, 2013

      Because these are the most awaited 8 core phones.

    • Guest
      October 18, 2013

      Plus I think the Jiayu G4 Octa version will be 4.7 inches too (like the present v.)

    • Guest
      October 18, 2013

      Very nice article!

      I’m hoping there would be sub 5″ variants, because they would be too big. All I want is the raw processing power in a smaller form factor. Do make a post when you find a bunch! Thanks again!

    • Guest
      October 19, 2013

      Yes, it will 🙂

  5. Guest
    October 18, 2013

    Why not Android 4.3 (4.4)?

  6. Guest
    October 18, 2013

    Hi andi.,

    what about any other leak pics of thl mk2???? waiting for it..

    also some kind of bug in ur page, in my add a comment section i could see Airyl user name and email address..

    • Guest
      October 18, 2013

      What do you think the main photo is 😉

  7. October 20, 2013

    I personally would aim for something else than more cores. I want new technology, not faster phones or more CPU cores.

    I want to be able to charge my phone in minutes and have a SSD in it. That was the goal of the Ubuntu Edge, and I want my future phone to have ambitious outlooks than the usual ordinary upgrades.

    • Bangon Kali
      October 20, 2013

      Those are good thoughts my friend. But I’m afraid the current battery technology is is still too far away from what you’re wishing for. Hoping in due time this will come true though. I work on semicon both analog and digital design and I’m afraid even today’s 20nm technology is still a huge power hog, and heat dissipation has forced us to make multiple cores instead, and all the more with a NAND array functioning as SSD in it. However, good thoughts all in all.

      The only real thing we can do now is hope and perhaps help in any way we can that those people who are tirelessly working on the power electronics side of things can finally figure out the challenges in energy. Note that what you are suggesting will not only improve phones but all sorts of other technologies especially in the renewable side where the battery is still the fundamental unit that stores energy. Whatever technology behind it may be, I assure when such technology arrives in the future, it will not only change the phone, but our lives and the way we gather energy from the generation to transmission at the grid level.

      Ubuntu Edge is ambitious indeed, and the requirements necessary to be achieved in the fundamental level are considerable.

    • AStarbucks
      January 3, 2014

      Most people can’t seem to look beyond the Octa as being simply more cores. Why?

      This Octa core design addresses the most fundamental smartphone design flaw already – battery life.

      Instead of 4 big power hungry cores of the Snapdragon 600/800, its got 8 small cores that are power sipping. When running low loads or in sleep mode, most of the cores are idle and battery life would be phenomenal (by today;s standards). Yet unlike the disappointing Exynos CPU in the S4, all 8 cores can kick in simultaneously.

      Its offers low cost for every consumer. Great battery life if you are not a heavy user. Great performance if you are one.

      What more do you want at this juncture with the widely available and mature 28nm process? Find out more, understand what it offers.

  8. Guest
    October 20, 2013

    I personally would aim for something else than more cores. I want new technology, not faster phones or more CPU cores.

    I want to be able to charge my phone in minutes and have a SSD in it. That was the goal of the Ubuntu Edge, and I want my future phone to have ambitious outlooks than the usual ordinary upgrades.

    • Guest
      October 20, 2013

      Those are good thoughts my friend. But I’m afraid the current battery technology is is still too far away from what you’re wishing for. Hoping in due time this will come true though. I work on semicon both analog and digital design and I’m afraid even today’s 20nm technology is still a huge power hog, and heat dissipation has forced us to make multiple cores instead, and all the more with a NAND array functioning as SSD in it. However, good thoughts all in all.

      The only real thing we can do now is hope and perhaps help in any way we can that those people who are tirelessly working on the power electronics side of things can finally figure out the challenges in energy. Note that what you are suggesting will not only improve phones but all sorts of other technologies especially in the renewable side where the battery is still the fundamental unit that stores energy. Whatever technology behind it may be, I assure when such technology arrives in the future, it will not only change the phone, but our lives and the way we gather energy from the generation to transmission at the grid level.

      Ubuntu Edge is ambitious indeed, and the requirements necessary to be achieved in the fundamental level are considerable.

    • AStarbucks
      January 3, 2014

      Most people can’t seem to look beyond the Octa as being simply more cores. Why?

      This Octa core design addresses the most fundamental smartphone design flaw already – battery life.

      Instead of 4 big power hungry cores of the Snapdragon 600/800, its got 8 small cores that are power sipping. When running low loads or in sleep mode, most of the cores are idle and battery life would be phenomenal (by today;s standards). Yet unlike the disappointing Exynos CPU in the S4, all 8 cores can kick in simultaneously.

      Its offers low cost for every consumer. Great battery life if you are not a heavy user. Great performance if you are one.

      What more do you want at this juncture with the widely available and mature 28nm process? Find out more, understand what it offers.

  9. happy
    October 25, 2013

    No LTE, no show!

  10. Guest
    October 25, 2013

    No LTE, no show!

  11. KU DE TA
    October 27, 2013

    Andi,, it’s been more than a dense year now, since I keep on reading gizchina.com. However time by time I find myself in an awkward situation not understanding those strange 3-letter-abbrevations, such as NFC, OGS, SNS, OTA, MHL, FLV, LTE. IPS, OTG. etc. It would be nice to have a kinda dictionary like post of these. Thanks

  12. Guest
    October 27, 2013

    Andi,, it’s been more than a dense year now, since I keep on reading gizchina.com. However time by time I find myself in an awkward situation not understanding those strange 3-letter-abbrevations, such as NFC, OGS, SNS, OTA, MHL, FLV, LTE. IPS, OTG. etc. It would be nice to have a kinda dictionary like post of these. Thanks

  13. Jose Carlos Gadea
    November 13, 2013

    I’m in love wih my C2 Platinum, having an updated version with 2GB RAM and 8-core CPU would be EPIC.

  14. Jose Carlos Gadea
    November 14, 2013

    I’m in love wih my C2 Platinum, having an updated version with 2GB RAM and 8-core CPU would be EPIC.

  15. Peepop
    January 15, 2014

    In case they can hv aft sales service in thai/It willbe great for expand sales volume

  16. Guest
    January 15, 2014

    In case they can hv aft sales service in thai/It willbe great for expand sales volume

  17. Sandokanos
    January 27, 2014

    I want

    JiaYu G3 8-core
    🙂

  18. Guest
    January 27, 2014

    I want

    JiaYu G3 8-core
    🙂

  19. khuram.toor
    March 18, 2014

    I just got media tech 8 core phone, back and front 13 mp camera, and 6.8mm think phone. I could not see cpu information, would anyone please tell about some certified hardware test? or some way to know about real information abou number of core and cpu model?

  20. khuram.toor
    March 18, 2014

    I just got media tech 8 core phone, back and front 13 mp camera, and 6.8mm think phone. I could not see cpu information, would anyone please tell about some certified hardware test? or some way to know about real information abou number of core and cpu model?

  21. Spongebob
    February 24, 2015

    Recently I own a Kingzone K1Turbo with MT6592 1.7GHz processor.
    In specs, it has 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM, 14MP Sony back camera (13MP real) and 8MP front camera, 1080p IPS 5.5” Sharp display and a 3200mAh battery. And, for me, is a way better than any phone listed above! Why? Because everything works fine, it’s alluminum made and the brand itself made a lot of bug fixes and a firmware update from Android 4.2 to 4.4 Kitkat without any chinese shit apps.
    And, obviously, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a very strength signal in GPS, SIM cards and Wi-Fi.
    Sorry for my English, I’m from Brazil.

  22. Guest
    February 24, 2015

    Recently I own a Kingzone K1Turbo with MT6592 1.7GHz processor.
    In specs, it has 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM, 14MP Sony back camera (13MP real) and 8MP front camera, 1080p IPS 5.5” Sharp display and a 3200mAh battery. And, for me, is a way better than any phone listed above! Why? Because everything works fine, it’s alluminum made and the brand itself made a lot of bug fixes and a firmware update from Android 4.2 to 4.4 Kitkat without any chinese shit apps.
    And, obviously, it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a very strength signal in GPS, SIM cards and Wi-Fi.
    Sorry for my English, I’m from Brazil.