Cheap octa-core HTC smartphones (using MediaTek processors) coming soon?
According to GizChina, a Chinese industry analyst recently said that HTC would release handsets using MediaTek’s latest eight-core processors (probably the MT6592 and MT6592M models). For those who don’t know, MediaTek’s 8-core CPUs are low-cost solutions that allow manufacturers like Huawei, TCT (Alcatel) and others to ask around $300 (or less) for seemingly powerful Android smartphones - like the Honor / Glory 3X or the OneTouch Idol X+.
There is no word on when the Chinese analyst expects HTC to unveil octa-core MediaTek smartphones, but it’s understandable that it should happen this year. Of course, we must keep in mind that this is just a rumor, and for now we can’t verify the info. Still, it makes sense for HTC to try something new, doesn’t it? Selling affordable devices in high volumes, even at low profit margins, can’t do wrong.
Until we hear HTC One+, and could be officially introduced in the next few months. This will definitely use a Qualcomm processor, most likely a Snapdragon 805.
sources: Weibo (registration required), GizChina