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MediaTek announces world's first LTE octa-core SoC with 4K2K video capabilities

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MediaTek announces world's first LTE octa-core SoC with 4K2K video capabilities
Two months ago, we shared the rumors about MediaTek's upcoming octa-core chip with you, the one that would try to stand up to Qualcomm's finest SoCs and diminish the performance gap between the two manufacturers. Well, the rumors turned out to be true – the Taiwanese manufacturer lifted the veil on its upcoming SoC today - meet the MediaTek MT6595. It seems that it's the first octa-core SoC in the world that comes with 4G LTE and 4K2K video recording/playback capabilities on board.

The MT6595 is pretty similar to the MT6592, which was the first true octa-core processor, but instead of eight Cortex-A7 processors, MediaTek's newest comes with something else on board. The MT6595 is powered by four Cortex-A17, ARM's latest processors, and another four ARM Cortex-A7 CPUs. This means that MediaTek's new SoC supports ARM's big.LITTLE heterogenous processing technology, which chooses which set of cores to use for a specific task in order to save as much energy as possible. The MT6595 also comes with a PowerVR Series6 graphics processing unit, manufactured by Imagination Technologies.

MediaTek boasts that the MT6595 is also the "first mobile SoC with integrated, low-power hardware support for the new H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback, in addition to Ultra HD video playback for H.264 & VP9". It supports 24-bit audio codecs and has a high performance DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) for headphones on board.

"MediaTek is focused on delivering a full-range of 4G LTE platforms and the MT6595 will enable our customers to deliver premium products with advanced features to a growing market," stated the General Manager of Mediatek's Smartphone Unit, Jeffrey Ju.

Mobile devices, powered by the MT6595 SoC, are expected to see the light of day by the end of 2014, the Taiwanese manufacturer states.

source: MediaTek by Engagdet

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:40 5

1. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

Now that f***ing crazy and awesome! Qualcomm gonna piss out so bad after hearing its price!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:45 1

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Looks like MT just made Qualcomm and Samsung reconsider their pricing strategy with this one.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:25 1

3. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

MediaTek is quickly becoming #1 in "research & development"... :)

If Samsung was making such progress, the Samsung fans would be all over this. I know because I'm one of those fans of Samsung. Go MediaTek. "Real Octa-Core"

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 13:59

4. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

High end capabilities in low weight pockets. I'm all for it so bring it on.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 14:00 1

5. Cyberchum (Posts: 749; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

*light weight.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:58 1

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Such a pity that I don't need LTE yet

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