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First smartphone using MediaTek's true octa-core processor is announced

0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2013, 14:40 posted on

Chinese manufacturer UMI has introduced the UMI X2S. What makes this an important handset is that it is the first smartphone to be powered by the world's first true octa-core processor, the MT6592. Produced by MediaTek, the chip can access all 8 cores at one time; this is in comparison to the Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor which uses the big.LITTLE architecture and can only have one group of four cores active at a time...

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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 17:27 1

22. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


This CPU is kind of trash. They paid several old, outdated A7 architecture chips; which isn't good for performance or power efficiency; Most applications only read 2 CPU cores, so a high-quality quad core would perform much better in real life usage and even benchmarks than this.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 17:49

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Like Apple's A7 chip. That chip ranks supreme on per core performance.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 19:09

29. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Don't know what you mean about arm a7 chips be battery hungry
http://mobile.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-a/cortex-a7.php?setcookie=mobile

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:00

31. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


There are more advanced chips that have power efficiency and output. Why would you want your high-end phone running technology from 3 years ago?

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 11:22

41. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


It's funny spec heads like you forget about the lower end of the market but probably have bragged about android's success because of low end. You probably don't even know or heard of price per performance ratio. Too many mid range phones still use the S4 that was in the S3. It's time for a change of pace in the midrange section.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 18:08

27. xfire99 (Posts: 869; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Own few china brand devices and never again. Its cheap but all are crap. Bad quality build, software is crap and from now on. I stick with known brands!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 21:45 1

32. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


You get what you pay for (except Nexus brands by Google).

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 23:33

34. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


China leading technology

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 23:44

35. Nayabandaa (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


@xfire : You haven't deen Gionee's phones i assume. Its phone are not only cheaper to the comptetion but carry great build quality and awesome user experience too. Check it's Elife series for yourself. Bigs are the best no doubt but that doesn't mean everyone else especially chinese companies is useless. They may are not the best but atleast they justify the price they charge for them. As for markets, this companies aim to cater developing countries like India and China only where there is no thing like carrier contracts exist and one has to pay full amount in order to buy phone and for branded flagships.. the amount which has been nothing but huuge. Not everyone got that kind of money friends. ZTE ,UMI, Gionee, Xiomi, Micromax are in scene for good only. Its only good for customers as can be easily seen by the recent price cuts, the various schemes, and even some launches many big brands have made to lure the cutting out sections because of chinese companies.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 23:46

36. Nayabandaa (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Sorry for spells and dome grammar mistakes.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 06:09 1

39. drizzypat (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


umi just have d habit of imitating the galaxy line.mediatek is quite a good chip..i had a chance to use one of their powered device(iocean x7 elite).bt am curious can the mali 450 of dis device outshine power vr on s4

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