MediaTek’s MT6592 is the first true octa-core mobile processor and will support simultaneous operations of all eight cores between 1.7 GHz to 2.0 GHz. According to MediaTek, handsets with the new MT6592 will be shipping by end of the year.
The MT6592 also spot an ARM Mali-450 MP graphics processor which could perform video frame rate upscaling to 60 frames per second as well as decode full 4K H.265 (Ultra-HD) video.
MediaTek disclosed that it would launch a 4G LTE modem by end of the year to complement the new Octa-core processor.
The big question will be, can the MT6592 beat the Snapdragon 805 in performance and power consumption? Will the 4G LTE modem by MediaTek be good enough? We will have to wait to find out. Competition is certainly heating up.
- MediaTek Officially Intros MT6592 True Octa-Core CPU (news.softpedia.com)
- Another octa-core chip is coming to Android KitKat phones in 2014 (digitaltrends.com)