Yesterday we learned that Broadcom has two new LTE chips for sub $300 smartphones. With mobile carriers expanding their 4G/LTE coverage in the US, it only makes sense that smartphone manufacturers and their suppliers follow by releasing faster Internet devices. They could only do this with newer processors. After Broadcom, we hear MediaTek following with a new octa-core processor that features four 2.2-2.5GHz A17 cores and four 1.7GHz A7s. The chip also features Rogue PowerVR Series6 GPU and improved performance by 60 percent.
Officially called as the MT6595, the new Mediatek Octa-core LTE Processor is targeted for more high-end and premium smartphones and tablets. This means it will rival the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 805 chips.
The new Mediatek processor will utilize ARM’s very own big.LITTLE architecture and Heterogeneous Multi-Processing. We can expect more efficiency and faster processing from this chip by second half of 2013. Mediatek will soon send manufacturer’s the chip for sampling in the next few months.
< Sourc: Engadget >