Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE to launch MediaTek-based quad-core phones soon: are the cheap 1080p devices coming?
posted by Victor H. / Mar 22, 2013, 4:08 AM
The quad-core MT6589 might not be among the most powerful ones out there, but it delivers a very solid performance for an extremely low price that allows Chinese manufacturers like Umi to deliver 1080p 5-inch phones with an IPS screen for a price of around $200 or less. That is the off contract price, nearly three times less than what known manufacturers charge for their 1080p smartphones.
With Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE on board, though, that might be a huge opportunity for Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek to start rivalling the bigger chip makers like Qualcomm and Samsung.
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As an honest consumer, I don't like the sound of "Cheap", use "more affordable" instead.
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 4:19 AM 25
Appreciated! Thanks for caring about those who can't afford high end phones
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 4:42 AM 11
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I agree! Thanks to Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE, I hope their smartphones will become a big hit!
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 7:21 AM 4
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With 3D gaming, this CPU would have a heart attack, but really, if all someone does with a 1080p phone is basic websurfing, videos, music and apps such as newsreaders, location software and social media, then this chip is pretty much fine...and with stellar battery life.
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 5:41 AM 4
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That's a right move for Sony to not place their products high as apple
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 6:24 AM 5
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India is rocking with MediaTek Chipsets, i am loving it, now everyone here can get a quad core phone with a HD Screen for $200. Thanks to companies like Micromax and others..
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 11:06 AM 2
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