In another shock announcement the team behind bringing us a new JiaYu phone have stated that they want to be the first Chinese phone maker to offer Android M, but there is a caveat.
I’m happy to let you all know that your comments on the new JiaYu phone news didn’t go unread. The team working on the new phone have been in touch again stating that they have read your comments and it has had them thinking.
The point which jolted the team was the mention that some readers not wanting a Medaitek MT6753 octacore processor. The reason that it concerned them is the fact that it is the precise SoC the company were planning to use. Before you switch off completely though there are reason.
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Apparently a number of processors had been considered. Options were the newer Helio X10, the MT6753 and the previous generation MT6595. The Helio X10 has been discounted as it would have pushed the price above their planned RRP for between $150 – $160 (international price) and would push the release time even closer to Christmas.
The MT6595 was in the running as it is still a potent chipset and pricing of the SoC has dropped considraly, however the 32bit nature of the SoC and lack of source availability has put them off.
The MT6753 is being considered as it will allow the new phone to have a low-price, what’s more the team behind the phone say that they will be able to release source code for this chip and can be one of the first to release Android M on their device.
So what do you think? Is having open source and an early Android M update worth running an MT6753? Let us know in the comments below.