MediaTek announces MT6572 SoC – dual-core power for entry-level smartphones
The mobile market continues the accelerated pace of transitioning to smartphones, with quarterly shipments already exceeding features phones for the first time. Most of the growth in smartphones is coming from the entry segment -- both for emerging markets as consumers increasingly switch to entry Android devices and also for developed markets as operators drive deeper smartphone penetration and reduce device subsidies.
The new MT6572 also integrates MediaTek's advanced multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem, 3D Graphics, support for up to HD 720p video playback and record, 5MP camera and up to qHD (960x540) displays. Supporting the leading picture quality technologies (MiraVision) inherited from MediaTek's extensive experience in the Digital TV market, the MT6572 delivers an innovative solution that offers the finest visual quality and outstanding user experience desired by high-end smartphone owners.
"Smartphone adoption is rising across the globe as the price of entry-level smartphones continues to fall. By simplifying system design, MediaTek is a key driver of this trend," commented Linley Gwennap , principal analyst of The Linley Group. "MediaTek's new dual-core smartphone platform brings features and performance that were recently associated with premium smartphones to mainstream devices. This product will accelerate the shift to dual-core processors in entry-level smartphones."
Jeffrey Ju , GM of the smartphone business unit at MediaTek, said, "MediaTek will continue to pioneer the democratization of smartphones and will re-define the entry smartphone landscape with the launch of the MT6572. As smartphones move to a baseline of dual-core processing and with worldwide operators looking to reduce device subsidies, enabling high-performance, multi-core platforms with easy-to-adopt reference designs will be key to enable our customers to rapidly address the fast-moving mobile market opportunity. The launch of the MT6572 will further expand MediaTek's highly-differentiated product portfolio and allow our partners to offer a complete range of smartphones targeting all segments."
The MediaTek MT6572 is being widely adopted by MediaTek's leading global customers; consumers around the world can expect hundreds of commercial models powered by the MT6572 beginning in June.
5. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
they already exist. and the existing ones pack 2*ARM Cortex A9 CPUs instead
6. MC1123 (Posts: 1247; 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!
7. cezarepc (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Really? Well that's good! So $50 won't be too far off!
2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3022; 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.
8. tadaa (Posts: 255; 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
3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 843; 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.
11. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
there was no dual core phones 3 years before :D
4. yowanvista (Posts: 309; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
But as usual they won't release the full sources so development will still be a royal pita.
9. siluro (Posts: 46; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Cameras supported up to 5mp... Sounds awfully weak
10. FlushGordon (unregistered)
The cheapest MT powered ICS Android in my country retails at around $70....wow how times have changed rapidly