MediaTek announces MT6572 SoC – dual-core power for entry-level smartphones

MediaTek – a company known for making inexpensive SoC modules for use in smartphones and other gadgets, officially announced its newest product today. The MT6572, as it is called, is a "next-generation" system-on-a-chip meant to power entry-level handsets, presumably of the Android kind. 

But although the silicon is optimized for low-cost devices, it doesn't mean it is short on features. Based on a dual-core Cortex A7 CPU, the new chip can run at speeds of up to 1.2GHz and incorporates a number of energy-saving tricks. For example, the MT6572 will be manufactured using the 28nm process and will come with integrated Wi-Fi, FM radio, GPS and Bluetooth. The GPU should be well capable of handling 720p video playback and recording. Cameras of up to 5 megapixels and screens with resolution of up to 540 by 960 pixels are supported by the chip. Last but not least, the multi-mode HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem is what will handle cellular connectivity.

So yeah, not a bad list of specs for something that's meant to be marketed as an entry-level smartphone. The first handsets to feature the MediaTek MT6572 are expected to launch in the beginning of June this year.

source: MediaTek

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