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MediaTek to release 64-bit quad and octa-core chips for smartphones by next quarter

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MediaTek to release 64-bit quad and octa-core chips for smartphones by next quarter
MediaTek plans on releasing 64-bit quad and octa-core chips for the smartphone market, next quarter. The company is moving a month ahead of schedule in releasing the two chips. The MT6732 will be the quad-core solution, while the MT6752 will be an octa-core version of the 64-bit processor. Ever since Apple released the 64-bit A7 processor for the Apple iPhone 5s, silicon slingers have been hard at work to offer their own 64-bit chips. Qualcomm, which originally called the Apple release a gimmick, ended up doing a 180 degree reversal.

As usual, MediaTek will target low to mid-end devices with its silicon, and will be facing a ton of competition with the usual suspects such as Qualcomm, Marvell, Broadcom, NVIDIA and Intel. The low to mid-range area is where the action is in China. By the second half of this year, both segments of the market will see 64-bit and octa-core technology as being mainstream.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 29 Apr 2014, 01:39 1

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Maybe still Cortex-A7 lol.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 01:51 2

2. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Cortex-A53, buddy. Cortex-A7 is still 32-bit, not 64-bit.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 02:37 1

5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I said maybe and with a fair share of irony. But still who knows?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 02:35 1

4. kanagadeepan (Posts: 667; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Another problem with them is their strategy to block sw updates, by denying latest builds... All phones using Mediatek has never and will never be updated to KK... (Unless Google steps in, by making dirty cheap nexus and forcing them to share code)

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 03:42 2

9. fireblade (Posts: 694; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


That's why I hate mediatek, no updates

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 05:00 1

11. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


That was spot on.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 03:41 2

8. fireblade (Posts: 694; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


And not working GPS

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 05:00

10. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


pfft, okay... I forgive them even if it's Cortex A7 (I'm actually using a MediaTek device).

What I find most frustrating is that they are hella slow at providing updates. Forgive me if I'm wrong but here in India no local manufacturer has provided or even promised any time frame to release KitKat update. They are blaming this on MediaTek, citing that they are yet to release kernel or drivers.

Whatever may be the reason, I'm not buying MediaTek :/

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 08:12 1

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4008; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That is the reason. MediaTek refuses to release any new drivers, so no device using a MediaTek SoC will get anything above 4.3 Jelly Bean until they release them.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 15:39

16. Ashoaib (Posts: 1974; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Legendary slow processors of mediatek... samsung should throw money in R&D of exynos instead of throwing in marketing, exynos are fast but has some serious limitations

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 02:34

3. express77 (unregistered)


Best of Luck.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 03:17

6. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


This octocore chip is big. Little, or all eight cores can be used........????

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 03:25

7. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I believe it's not big.LITTLE, all of the cores are Cortex-A53

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 05:15 1

12. yowanvista (Posts: 304; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


And once again yet another MTK SoC with no GPL compliance. Chinese garbage as usual.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 05:30

13. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


This would kill the essence of Nexus, please don't let the silly rumors hold any water to this soc joke.
Had a MT tablet device, for less then 48 hours, only that long because I was sick and couldn't get it back the store sooner.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 07:17

14. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Need to see more of these crappy processors with lte and HSPA + built in.

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