MediaTek to release 64-bit quad and octa-core chips for smartphones by next quarter

MediaTek to release 64-bit quad and octa-core chips for smartphones by next quarter
MediaTek plans on releasing 64-bit quad and octa-core chips for the smartphone market, next quarter. The company is moving a month ahead of schedule in releasing the two chips. The MT6732 will be the quad-core solution, while the MT6752 will be an octa-core version of the 64-bit processor. Ever since Apple released the 64-bit A7 processor for the Apple iPhone 5s, silicon slingers have been hard at work to offer their own 64-bit chips. Qualcomm, which originally called the Apple release a gimmick, ended up doing a 180 degree reversal.

As usual, MediaTek will target low to mid-end devices with its silicon, and will be facing a ton of competition with the usual suspects such as Qualcomm, Marvell, Broadcom, NVIDIA and Intel. The low to mid-range area is where the action is in China. By the second half of this year, both segments of the market will see 64-bit and octa-core technology as being mainstream.

source: DigiTimes

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16 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Maybe still Cortex-A7 lol.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Cortex-A53, buddy. Cortex-A7 is still 32-bit, not 64-bit.

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I said maybe and with a fair share of irony. But still who knows?

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Another problem with them is their strategy to block sw updates, by denying latest builds... All phones using Mediatek has never and will never be updated to KK... (Unless Google steps in, by making dirty cheap nexus and forcing them to share code)

9. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

That's why I hate mediatek, no updates

11. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

That was spot on.

8. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

And not working GPS

10. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

pfft, okay... I forgive them even if it's Cortex A7 (I'm actually using a MediaTek device). What I find most frustrating is that they are hella slow at providing updates. Forgive me if I'm wrong but here in India no local manufacturer has provided or even promised any time frame to release KitKat update. They are blaming this on MediaTek, citing that they are yet to release kernel or drivers. Whatever may be the reason, I'm not buying MediaTek :/

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That is the reason. MediaTek refuses to release any new drivers, so no device using a MediaTek SoC will get anything above 4.3 Jelly Bean until they release them.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Legendary slow processors of mediatek... samsung should throw money in R&D of exynos instead of throwing in marketing, exynos are fast but has some serious limitations

3. express77 unregistered

Best of Luck.

6. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

This octocore chip is big. Little, or all eight cores can be used........????

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I believe it's not big.LITTLE, all of the cores are Cortex-A53

12. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

And once again yet another MTK SoC with no GPL compliance. Chinese garbage as usual.

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This would kill the essence of Nexus, please don't let the silly rumors hold any water to this soc joke. Had a MT tablet device, for less then 48 hours, only that long because I was sick and couldn't get it back the store sooner.

14. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Need to see more of these crappy processors with lte and HSPA + built in.

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