Thursday, November 21, 2013

MediaTek launches MT6592 octa-core mobile platform

Hooray! MediaTek finally unveiled the new MT6592 platform, an octa-core mobile platform. Built on the advanced 28nm HPM high-performance process, it packs low-power Cortex™-A7 CPU cores, and courtesy of the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing use model on top of ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, all eight cores can operate simultaneously -- at up to between 1.7 GHz and 2 GHz, depending on the version. 

Concerning to multimedia subsystem, it integrates an ARM Mali™-450 MP graphics processor clocked at 700 MHz, an advanced video playback system supporting Ultra-HD 4Kx2K H.264 video playback and support for new video codecs such as H.265 and VP9, a 16-megapixel camera and a Full HD display.

MT6592 incorporates MediaTek's advanced multi-mode cellular modem and a full connectivity capability for dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing as well as Bluetooth, GPS and a FM tuner. The next big step for MediaTek is the entrance into LTE market, so let's see if there are any upcoming news regarding this matter.

The first devices to feature the new platform are expected to arrive as soon as end of year, so let's get ready for it!