6-core Mediatek MT6591 SoC headed to mid-range phones Q1

6-core mediatek mt6591 soc roadmap

Mediatek haven’t quite finished dishing out surprises this year as a leaked roadmap from the Taiwanese company tells of a new 6-core MT6591 SoC on the way.

The roadmap gives details of a number of processors including the new MT6595, MT6752 and MT6732 LTE processors, but what has really grabbed out attention is the lone ‘Hexa’ model.

A brief summary introduces the Mediatek MT6591 “Hexa” as a 6-core processor which can be clocked at speeds of up to 1.5Ghz. The new SoC is compatible with TD-SCDMA networks (we assume WCDMA is a given as it isn’t mentioned on other chips) and can handle 1080HD video.

Mediatek are scheduled to launch the 6-core MT6591 in Q1 of this year and we should see the chip in Mid-range smartphones. The details also correspond with earlier Xiaomi leaks which suggested that one of the new Xiaomi Hongmi phones would be a 6-core device.

[ Weibo ]
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