First smartphone using MediaTek's true octa-core processor is announced

First smartphone using MediaTek's true octa-core processor is announced
Chinese manufacturer UMI has introduced the UMI X2S. What makes this an important handset is that it is the first smartphone to be powered by the world's first true octa-core processor, the MT6592. Produced by MediaTek, the chip can access all 8 cores at one time. This is in  comparison to the Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor which uses the big.LITTLE architecture and can only have one group of four cores active at a time.

The UMI X2S was displayed at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair which ended on Wednesday. The device is the sequel to the UMI X2. The manufacturer traditionally uses MediaTek silicon which is usually priced lower than processors made by other firms, like Qualcomm. The UMI X2S  features a 5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution and is equipped with a 1.5GHz MT6592 octa-core processor under the hood. 2GB of RAM is on board along with 32GB of native storage. The 13MP snapper on back features a Sony made lens and the model supports NFC.

The price of the UMI X2S ranges from RMB 1,499 ($245 USD) to RMB 1,999 ($327 USD). No launch date was announced.

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Display shows the first true octa-core smartphone, the UMI X2S, on the left with the predecessor UMI X2 on the right

Display shows the first true octa-core smartphone, the UMI X2S, on the left with the predecessor UMI X2 on the right


source: GSMInsider        

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41 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Looks like a Galaxy S4.

2. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i agree, sorta

7. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

More like galaxy S3 mini , It has bigger bezels than S4

28. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

These 5" devices. Looks more like S4.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Chinese Android phone manufacturer has been using Samsung design for their larger screen phone and Apple design for their mini for years. There nothing both could do about China home market, these companies has better relationship with their own government for example Apple paying them iPad trademark instead of the usual Apple making all the demand. As a consumer I prefer open competition without the hindrance of patent and trademark.

38. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

looks like the S3 mini. How the first S3 should have been running.

12. GROBARIZACIJA

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

Look like sh*t.

18. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

That's what he said, like the Galaxy S4. ;)

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Go away you trolls.

33. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Relax dude, it's just a small joke. (Hence the ;) )

17. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

That's about 4 more A9's then necessary

19. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

actually it's A7 octa core, not A9...

21. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

If it was A9s you could fry bacon on the back of that phone...

40. taikucing unregistered

In China, people don't give a flying f_ck to patents.

3. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

nice go china

4. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

octa core with 25000 score on antutu... ـــــــــــــــــــــــــ​ـــــــــــــــــــــــــ​ـــ Hey! you need innovation. not octa core cpu...

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

its only a cortex a7 plus its true octa so it still is innovation, go tell apple to show innovation

9. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

btw : I HATE APPLE :|

16. nguaca

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

hate got you nothing, why not join them

20. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Nope. I don't like Apple at all, but this is farce. There is absolutely no logic to use 8 cores simultaneously. None at all. Whoever can prove that there is a single workload in Android that runs 8 different threads, I will salute him. Apple still knows one thing is that single core performance is much better than smaller multi core system. Overeall user experience will be dependent on per core IPC. This SOC is a useless peice of technology. It's completely useless compared to a dual core A7 or dual core A15 SOC.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll gladly take a Apple's A7 over this weak A7. ;)

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

why does china get the cool shi*

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Only the US and a few other countries don't use the bands for these phones. You can use it in the US but all you get is edge.

23. techaman unregistered

because america sucks when it comes to mobile data infrastructure and apple would say hey obama stop this and jump there nuts saying thats mine we made that first i will ban it and take all your money. and then release it net year on iphone 6s lol

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Really looks like samsung phones

10. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

sony made lens? or do you mean, a sony Exmor R sensor?

15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Chinese phones use Exmor R sensors.

37. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

some even use sony Exmor RS ;)

11. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I cant wait to see the pros and cons of this octa core of mediatek. I feel that this will be put on every re-branded phone here in Asia.

14. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Burn lady burn ! Poor users.

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