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.