Super-thin Huawei Ascend P6 to become the Ascend P6S and sport an octa-core chipset
It's currently unknown whether we're talking the upcoming MediaTek MT6592 octa-core chipset or yet another one of Huawei's home-cooked boards. If history taught us anything, then we should hope for the former, as the 1.5GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2E processor in the current Ascend P6 is pretty underwhelming. Speaking of the MT6592, early benchmarks are actually pointing to a pretty decent all-round AnTuTu score of about 28,000 when pushing 1080x1920 resolutions. Of course, you do have to keep in mind that AnTuTu tends to get a bit generous with multi-threaded scoring, though we're likely talking about little to no-compromise performance nevertheless, even on a budget.
MediaTek is set to release the octa-core MT6592, along with a new quad-core (MT6582) chipset in two days time, on November 20. The line of upcoming octa-core devices from China already stretches over 10 separate OEMs, so do expect to be hearing a lot more about it throughout 2014.
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
MTK chipsets are not that powerful.
6. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
It runs android and most games smoothly on phones that are 1/3 the price of a flagship. These are not for powerful phones mediatek is going to start getting into that next year with an octacore a9.
2. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 116; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)
MediaTek MT6582 is already in the Philippine market, Lenovo use it in their new phone called Lenovo A850.
4. CrimsonTyphoon (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)
1st, it's MT6592, not MT6582
2nd, lenovo A850 uses MT6589
3. criticism (Posts: 46; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
AnTuTu score of 28000 is really cool for a cheap smartphone!
5. livyatan (Posts: 753; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
I wonder who will be the first company to make an 8 core A53 CPU.
With a Power VR G6430 or similar GPU, it would be about as powerful as current Snapdragon 800 on the same process, but substantially less power consuming .
8. Stuntman (Posts: 784; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Huawei could have made a phone with a super battery life, but they decided to make it super-thin instead.