MediaTek besieged by heavy demand, rushes to get orders out in September
0. phoneArena 19 Aug 2013, 02:28 posted on
MediaTek has become the go to chip provider for low-end smartphones; with that niche of the smartphone market surging, the company has been working hard to get orders out on time. Thanks to strong sales in China and other emerging markets of the dual-core MT6572, the company had its second best month ever in terms of revenues last month...
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1. zoom007 (unregistered)
i dont understand why r they making processors based on cortex a7 till date. Just to keep price down?
10. zoom007 (unregistered)
Yes..I play it
4. ollienightly (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
What's wrong with Cortex-A7s? And yes it is because it's super cheap. Cortex-A9 yields no real advantages (25% at best, and we're talking about A7@1.5~2GHz here). With the same real estate, you can squeeze in octa core A7 rather than quad core A9, guess which one LOOKS prettier?
BTW, with A15/Krait overheating problem, quad core A9@1.6GHz and quad core A7 @2GHz would actually be faster and cooler in real world
7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Next year Mediatek will have a quad core a9 variant.
11. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
Cortex A7 is a new architecture. It is smaller, faster, and more efficient than A8 and A9 chips, while being just as powerful and cheaper to produce.
5. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)
hope got a dual-core a15 @1.5GHz and adreno 320 level gpu,720p 4.7screen, great 8mp cam,3000mAh,slim bezel in a smartphone with mid-ranger pricetag 400~550usd
8. Jack58221 (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
was this an article about a processor company or writing a wishlist to Santa about magical phones?
9. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
At least his specs are pretty reasonable sounding except maybe the battery size.
Unlike someone else around here...
6. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)
I think best soc I've ever seen in terms of heating is quad core cortex a9 on galaxy note 2 with some modification and undervolting it will not cross 32.5c°