MediaTek is a name that’s usually associated with affordable devices, but the new octa-core MT6592 chip with its processor running at 1.7GHz to 2GHz is allegedly crushing the benchmarks scoring over 30 000 points on AnTuTu, more than the Samsung Galaxy S4. This will definitely put it in a higher-end category. The chip will be a Cortex A7-based one and will be manufactured on a 28nm node, so that will definitely translate into good power efficiency.
Sony is one very likely candidate to use those sample chips for a real device. After all, we’ve already seen the Sony Xperia C get released for Asian markets and it also boasts a chip by MediaTek. Sony is the first manufacturer from the big brand names to adopt chips from MediaTek, traditionally known for their affordabililty.
So when could we expect such a device? Not exactly tomorrow - MT6592-based phones will only start appearing in the beginning of next year.
source: EMS One