MediaTek launches its dual-core MT6577 chip, pefect for $200 Android smartphones

MediaTek launches its dual-core MT6577 chip, pefect for $200 Android smartphones
While some chip makers like Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and TI are known for their high-end processors for mobile devices, other companies like MediaTek are looking at the opposite side of the spectrum. The Taiwanese semiconductor company launched its MT6577 chip, which is meant to go inside budget-friendly smartphones. And by "budget-friendly", we mean sub-$200 handsets that should deliver decent performance thanks to MediaTek's silicon.

The chip seems pretty promising on paper, fusing together two Cortex A9 cores running at 1GHz and a PowerVR Series 5 GPU. This hardware configuration should have enough power to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 720p display, and even shoot 1080p video. 

So yeah, two thumbs up for cheap, dual-core Androids! The first smartphones that will use the MT6577 should be out in Q3 of 2012 since the chip is ready to ship to interested manufacturers. Speaking of manufacturers, it will be "MediaTek's leading global customers" using the chip in their devices, which means companies like Gigabyte, ZTE, and the rest of the Asian gang.

source: MediaTek via Engadget

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9 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

I want to see it on the galaxy ace 2 plus!

3. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Samsung makes it''s own Chipsets !! They would never buy from any other company !!

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I thought samsung used a nova thor chipset for the Ace 2. Correct me if I'm wrong. lol

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Galaxy Ace, Mini, Young, Gio, S Plus, S2/S3 LTE/Tmobile and some duo phones use Qualcomm's chipsets. Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy S2 I9100G (for some areas) and Galaxy Nexus use TI OMAP chipsets. Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 10,1n and Galaxy Tab 8.9 use NVIDIA's chipsets. Galaxy S Advance and Galaxy Ace 2 use ST-Ericsson Nova Thor chipsets.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I want to see it in a device like the ZTE Warp but with an actual usable camera. lol

6. rpankaj

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

qualcomm does makes chipset for $200 budget androids.... Xperia mini n mini pro.. also live with walkman.. these offers high performance with snapdragon chipsets

9. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

but they all are single cores, dual core is possible in the 200$ price range only with these chipsets

7. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

It won't matter. This chipset, if it goes into a phone with 720p screen and/or 1080p video recording, the handset will be priced near $400 immediately.

8. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

good point,want a cheap ics phone.hope some phones with mt6577 chips will be on the market soon.

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