Has Mediatek partnered with Sony to launch the first 8-core MTK6592 phone next month?

On the 12th November Sony will hold a conference at which they will launch a number of phones for the Chinese market, the star of the show being a purported 8-core device named “Tianchi”.

Where the this rumour originated we don’t know, but Chinese site MTKSJ are reporting that along with the launch of the Sony Z1 in China will be a large screen phone named the Sony Tianchi. The rumours go on to suggest that the Tianchi will use Mediatek’s new 8-core MTK6592 processor.

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If this is the case then it would make Sony the first manufacturer to launch a true 8-core phone running Mediatek’s MT65892 chipset. It will also help to improve Mediatek’s reputation as a provider of tier one phone makers.

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