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

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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12 Comments

1. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Say hello to sub $100 dual-cores

5. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

they already exist. and the existing ones pack 2*ARM Cortex A9 CPUs instead

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i agree and its also mediatek.. its 6577 if im not mistaken... maybe this one will power even the most entry of the entry level smartphone!

7. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Really? Well that's good! So $50 won't be too far off!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I've often wondered the power of the quad-core MT processors... It comes in fairly cheap devices and the reviews aren't that bad but i don't know, doesn't seem to convince me much.

8. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

they aren't comparable to the other quad-core processors. lots of phones in my country run them and they are a7's

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1134; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

My goodness, just 3-4years ago those features were incredible and were limited to +$500 phones, here we are in 2013 with a chip that brings all that to entry level phones.

11. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

there was no dual core phones 3 years before :D

4. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

But as usual they won't release the full sources so development will still be a royal pita.

9. siluro

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cameras supported up to 5mp... Sounds awfully weak

10. FlushGordon unregistered

The cheapest MT powered ICS Android in my country retails at around $70....wow how times have changed rapidly

12. Matt89

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

Is this cheap processor and advanced?

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