MediaTek and Samsung are both preparing to launch their first true eight core processors, but do we really need so many cores, and will handset manufacturers leap at this new technology?
MediaTek has unveiled a couple of new processors lately, but the new MT8135 is the company’s first attempt at a big.LITTLE chip, promising high performance and minimal power consumption.
There have been octacores out there before, but there was always a caveat preventing them from being true 8-core processors. MediaTek has changed all that.
Is the world ready for triple-SIM phones? Korea-based LG seems to think so. The company, which recently found success selling the the dual-SIM-capable Optimus L4II in countries such as India and Brazil, now thinks that there is a merket for phones that have the ability to run a total of three SIMs at the same time.
A new Antutu benchmark for MediaTek’s upcoming octo-core MT6592 processor places it in direct competition with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 chip.
MediaTek appears to be working on a new octo-core Cortex A7 based processor, named the MT6592. The chip is set to go into mass production in November this year.
A fair bit has changed in the mobile processor space since we last took a look at the market earlier in the year. Here’s a round-up of all the mobile processor news for the second quarter of the year.
MediaTek has released its new quad-core MT8125 processor, which is aimed at the tablet market. The chip is likely to be used in budget orientated smartphones and tablets, whilst still offering decent performance.
Industry sources suggest that MediaTek is working on its own cheaper big.LITTLE chip for mid-range handsets, and it’s scheduled to be released before the end of 2013.
Hot on the heels of the brand new Acer Iconia A1, which was just announced a few days ago, comes the second-generation Acer Iconia B1 with an updated design, improved specs, and optional 3G connectivity.