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MediaTek announces MT6572 SoC – dual-core power for entry-level smartphones

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MediaTek announces MT6572 SoC – dual-core power for entry-level smartphones
MediaTek – a company known for making inexpensive SoC modules for use in smartphones and other gadgets, officially announced its newest product today. The MT6572, as it is called, is a "next-generation" system-on-a-chip meant to power entry-level handsets, presumably of the Android kind. 

But although the silicon is optimized for low-cost devices, it doesn't mean it is short on features. Based on a dual-core Cortex A7 CPU, the new chip can run at speeds of up to 1.2GHz and incorporates a number of energy-saving tricks. For example, the MT6572 will be manufactured using the 28nm process and will come with integrated Wi-Fi, FM radio, GPS and Bluetooth. The GPU should be well capable of handling 720p video playback and recording. Cameras of up to 5 megapixels and screens with resolution of up to 540 by 960 pixels are supported by the chip. Last but not least, the multi-mode HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem is what will handle cellular connectivity.

So yeah, not a bad list of specs for something that's meant to be marketed as an entry-level smartphone. The first handsets to feature the MediaTek MT6572 are expected to launch in the beginning of June this year.

source: MediaTek

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posted on 02 May 2013, 04:59 5

1. cezarepc (Posts: 610; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Say hello to sub $100 dual-cores

posted on 02 May 2013, 06:26 1

5. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


they already exist. and the existing ones pack 2*ARM Cortex A9 CPUs instead

posted on 02 May 2013, 06:42

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i agree and its also mediatek.. its 6577 if im not mistaken... maybe this one will power even the most entry of the entry level smartphone!

posted on 02 May 2013, 06:46

7. cezarepc (Posts: 610; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Really? Well that's good! So $50 won't be too far off!

posted on 02 May 2013, 05:30 5

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I've often wondered the power of the quad-core MT processors... It comes in fairly cheap devices and the reviews aren't that bad but i don't know, doesn't seem to convince me much.

posted on 02 May 2013, 07:08

8. tadaa (Posts: 258; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


they aren't comparable to the other quad-core processors. lots of phones in my country run them and they are a7's

posted on 02 May 2013, 05:53 5

3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


My goodness, just 3-4years ago those features were incredible and were limited to +$500 phones, here we are in 2013 with a chip that brings all that to entry level phones.

posted on 02 May 2013, 13:17 1

11. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


there was no dual core phones 3 years before :D

posted on 02 May 2013, 06:07

4. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


But as usual they won't release the full sources so development will still be a royal pita.

posted on 02 May 2013, 08:20 1

9. siluro (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cameras supported up to 5mp... Sounds awfully weak

posted on 02 May 2013, 12:53

10. FlushGordon (unregistered)


The cheapest MT powered ICS Android in my country retails at around $70....wow how times have changed rapidly

posted on 03 May 2013, 06:45

12. Matt89 (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


Is this cheap processor and advanced?

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