Taiwanese company MediaTek known for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, announced first of its kind quad-core SoC (System on chip) processor on Tuesday. They said, the chip will be available for mid to high-end Android smartphones and tablets worldwide.
The new quad-core SoC integrates MediaTek’s advanced multi-mode UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem, a power-efficient quad-core Cortex™-A7 CPU subsystem from ARM, PowerVR™ Series5XT GPU from Imagination Technologies, and is delivered in 28nm process technology.
As a leader in Dual-SIM technology, the MT6589 is also the world’s first HSPA+ smartphone platform supporting Dual-SIM, Dual-Active functionality to address increasing multi-SIM demand around the world.
Experts say that it’s going be a leap ahead in saving power and performance. The biggest speculation which has kept techies around the globe mute is the non-disclosure of the expected price for the chip.
MediaTek started shipping its processors in 2011, and has already risen to be the third largest semiconductor platform, behind only Qualcomm and Samsung.
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