Sony might make a smartphone with new octa-core MediaTek MT6592 chip
posted by Victor H. / Jul 03, 2013, 7:11 AM
MediaTek is a name that’s usually associated with affordable devices, but the new octa-core MT6592 chip with its processor running at 1.7GHz to 2GHz is allegedly crushing the benchmarks scoring over 30 000 points on AnTuTu, more than the Samsung Galaxy S4. This will definitely put it in a higher-end category. The chip will be a Cortex A7-based one and will be manufactured on a 28nm node, so that will definitely translate into good power efficiency.
Sony is one very likely candidate to use those sample chips for a real device. After all, we’ve already seen the Sony Xperia C get released for Asian markets and it also boasts a chip by MediaTek. Sony is the first manufacturer from the big brand names to adopt chips from MediaTek, traditionally known for their affordabililty.
So when could we expect such a device? Not exactly tomorrow - MT6592-based phones will only start appearing in the beginning of next year.
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posted on Jul 03, 2013, 7:17 AM 16
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Sony seems to have started riding with waves. They are becoming more and more responsive toward the market demands and keeping up the game. The only company that offers the best experience in ALL market price segments. Powerful Phablet Flagship: Xperia Z Ultra Powerful Mainstream Flagship: Xperia Z/ZL Upper-Mid range: Xperia SP Mid-Range: Upcoming Xperia C Low-End: Xperia L/E Cameraphone: Upcoming Xperia i1 Honami Tablet: Xperia Z Tablet Waerable: Smartwatch
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 7:40 AM 22
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please don't remind us of the xperia z, zl, sp, and l. they're an ugly blot on sony's record. we know how imperfect they are as highlighted by the introduction of the xperia z ultra and the (possibly) honami tomorrow. a new sony is about to rise. let's hope this prestigious brand finds success this time around. same with nokia and htc. we want more players on the market.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 8:38 AM 1
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They look much better than ugly curve looking phones like ip4 ip5. Everyone loves the candybar sharp edges phone. Look at Sony Samsung Lg Panasonic Tvs there all have sharp edges gives it a contemporary look and design. Look at that ugly hideous Apple Tv with 3inch bezel. Disgusting. Man you have a really bad taste.®
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 9:08 AM 0
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MediaTek made a wrong decision, they should have gone for Cortex A15/A7 big.Little configuration. A7 is not meant to be clocked at 2.0GHz, it will break advantage of power efficiency of A7 architecture.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 7:44 AM 0
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ARM’s Cortex A7 is the lower-power half of its double-CPU ‘big.LITTLE’ solution in combination with the more powerful Cortex A15. According to ARM, the Cortex A7 core is five times more power efficient, has 50% more performance and is 20% the size of a Cortex A8. What’s interesting about this is ARM’s information suggests that you can get up to four cores working in symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) in a single processor cluster, but you then need to combine processor clusters to gain more cores using ARM’s AMBA 4 interconnect technology. So MediaTek’s MT6592 could well be one of the more complex chips so far seen designed for consumer mobile applications. If nothing else, it’s the first eight-core Cortex A7 CPU to arrive onto the market. Sony using mediatek CPU.. might be interesting..!!
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 11:34 PM 1
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I sure hope new octa-core on mediatek mt6592 dont over heat much when being used over time.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 8:17 AM 1
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Micromax already uses mediatech's chip and they are selling millions of smartphones in india every week
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 8:58 AM 1
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I hope Micromax fails! They have their eyes, ears and everything closed. They just bring phones that they wish and release it to the market! Never listens to what consumers want! Look at the rumors and the actual products that get released! Look at the Canvas 4 going down now!
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 9:07 AM 0
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ultra faboys strike back. First samsung, then htc. Now sony again. Only because there´s something newer on the horizon you pick up another all time favourite regardless your previous opinions. When htc introduce stn new you wil? Praise them. And so on and so forth. Another day another reason to be a fan of something else.
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 10:50 AM 2
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Says the jealous loosed Nokia Fanboy We understand your brand will be brought by who knows... We Samsung HTC Sony Lg Android IOS Are proud fanboys with a very level head Ftw™®©
posted on Jul 03, 2013, 11:37 AM 2
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