Also coming from Huawei is a quad-core chip based on the ARM Cortex A-9 and is produced using the 28nm manufacturing process. Another octa-core processor coming from Huawei is also based on the big.LITTLE architecture with a Cortex A-15 and a Cortex A-7. Only one set of four cores can be active at a time with the former used when doing heavy duty jobs while the latter is employed for small, lightweight tasks. Both of these SoCs include GSM/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE and FDD-LTE modems.
Last year, MediaTek introduced the first true octa-core chip, the MT6592, which allows all eight A-7 cores to be active at one time.
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!