MediaTek's LTE enabled octa-core CPU might debut on this new ZTE phone

MediaTek's LTE enabled octa-core CPU might debut on this new ZTE phone
Back in February, we told you about the MT6595. This is the MediaTek SoC that is the first to combine true octa-core performance, with support for LTE connectivity. The chip also includes 4K2K video recording/playback capabilities. The first device to be powered by the MT6595 is a ZTE smartphone, which so far remains unnamed. The phone carries a 5 inch screen with a 720 x 1280 resolution, and has 2GB of RAM inside. The rear-facing snapper weighs in at 8MP with a 5MP camera adorning the front. The unit includes 16GB of native storage and a 2300mAh battery.

There is speculation that this model is part of ZTE's low priced Red Bull line. If that is the case, the phone will probably retail in the range of 799 to 999 Yuan ($128 USD to $160 USD), which would seem to offer some value considering the specs. Unfortunately, the Red Bull line isn't expected to be offered outside of China.

This unnamed ZTE phone is believed to be the first to be powered by the MT6595, a true octa-core chip that supports LTE

This unnamed ZTE phone is believed to be the first to be powered by the MT6595, a true octa-core chip that supports LTE


source: MTKJ (translated) via UnwiredView

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18 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Mediatek will never beat Qualcomm in high end segment, they also loses to SD400 in mid end segment.

2. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Mediatek performance is not that bad, especially for the price. It is their lack of support and openness. That is why most Mediatek phones are stuck on Jellybean or lower. That is their main problem, atleast for me.

4. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

You can't say never. MediaTek is growing..

7. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

the MediaTek MT6592 is more powerfull than a SD400

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

yeah that is true - it is actually a good processor...

12. Hungacsokesz

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

More powerfull but less power efficent with poorly optimised drivers... When openGL 3.0 will be a thing when it comes to games the s400 will be a better deal. The mt6595 will be better, i wish they would use just something better than the 4 years old mali-450MP4... This is as old as the mali-400.. It just never came into production, but its still at least as old as the SGS 2. :[

15. sgodsell

Posts: 6649; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The MT6595 is a cortex-A17 with A7 (big little) and will be switching to PowerVR series 6 instead of using mali-450MP4. The MT6595 is only going to start coming out. Oh and BTW cortex-A17 was only finalized Last year.

16. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It uses the same Cortex A7 cores as the S400.. Its old but still a lot more powerful than the Adreno 305 ; and openGL 3.0 wont change that.... that aside the Cortex A17 core and a new PowerVR Rogue GPU

3. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

mediatek sucks....!!!

5. peace247 unregistered

Mediatek has made it possible for every class to own a smartphone in developing countries like India.... And performance is not bad for the price they are asking .... Its true that Qualcomm is better but its comparatively pricier..

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

MedisTek is crap and will never achieve the quality of Qualcomm...

8. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

why so much hate for Mediatek ....

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ignorance - I can see the hate for an iPhone - closed OS with very little customization - apps, music, etc cost alot on it - accessories are overpriced, like the product - but mediatek is good for consumers as it gives them another avenue of choice...

13. Hungacsokesz

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

Poorly made soc-s with next to no drivers, and 4-5 years old grachics. And they advertise it as the next big thing, what do you think? For sure they said that they will make the 6595 for 2014 Q1, but i dont expect to see it at least till the end of the year, and then i can only compare it to the s600.

14. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

well idk. but i can see that the fanboi stuff that we used to see in x86 are now in ARM space too. going back to 5 years ago we could care less what kind of soc being used in our phones

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have MediaTek in my Coolpad, but no 4G LTE :-[ = still a great phone - funny how people hate mediatek but do not give a reason why. I like it, it does the job and my phone costs less than what you pay for something like it in America...but, CyanogenMod cannot touch Mediatek phones as MediaTek does not open its source code up to the public...

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Well...there are many reasons to hate..first of all craps GPS and bad graphics.... Then no support means no drivers...no efficiency too..

17. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Looks like a Xperia Z,1 and 2. Maybe Sony's design is no longer unqiue? But octa-core not bad, just good for entry level Chinese phones mostly

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