Sony to use MediaTek silicon for at least five models in 2015?

Sony to use MediaTek silicon for at least five models in 2015?
MediaTek has been the top choice for those manufacturers looking to push out low-priced smartphones. Companies like Huawei, Alcatel, Lenovo, Acer, Vivo, Xolo and Oppo are some of the names of these smartphone producers that use MediaTek chips to drive their devices. The chip manufacturer is trying to broaden its customer list to include some of the bigger names in the smartphone business.

Now, it appears that MediaTek has reeled in one of those bigger names, in Sony. The latter already employs the quad-core MT6589 in the Sony Xperia C. According to Taiwan based sources, Sony plans on offering at least five smartphones that feature a MediaTek SoC during 2015. Some, possibly all of the handsets, will offer 4G connectivity. That means that these phones will probably be mid-range to high-end models.

With more smartphone manufacturers trying to compete on price in addition to features, we could see more big names turning to MediaTek for their silicon needs in the future.

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source: AppleDaily via GforGames

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28 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This'll keep me looking elsewhere. I don't care if people love MT or not, I don't want.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't think anybody - other than OEMs - "love" MediaTek. Anybody that knows better looks at the specs of a phone, sees "Octa-core 1.3GHz", sees that it's a MT, and then realizes it might match the performance of their dual-core S4 Pro from 2 years ago.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And that's just clocked at only 1.3Ghz, just imagine if it was clocked the same speed as S800 at 2.3Ghz, it will destroy even the S805. Thats the power of A15s

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Its not A15, but A7. And they need 2 years only to match the old S4 Pro. In 2015 their future A17 CPUs are not match to A57 SD808 & SD810.

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Most phones have mediatek processors with A7 cores...

12. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

He's a crazy guy who believes the A15 is the best among all ARM CPUs. He didn't know the existence of A57, Cyclone, and A17.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A17 is weak comparing it to the A15s A17 is just like the A7 power saving Soc

26. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

He is Trollâ„¢...

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Knowledge of a "Power User". #SnapdragonKraitsRule

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao Exynos5 LG Odin Omap5 Tegra4 buttkicks the Snapdragon Kraits, when clocked the same speed as S800 at 2.3Ghz Lmfao a Exynos5422 clocked at only 1.9Ghz scores 39000 on Antutu.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

OK, so why isn't it clocked at same speed then? Limited runs of soc with a slim bin margin is not consumer friendly.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Try using 4000Mah battery instead of 3100 mah battery. No one will be complaining then.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Drains to much battery It needs low powered A7 to save battery A15s were designed for higher Mah battery and Tablets

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Be honest now, if you can over clock the exynos, why can't we over clock the Dragon an compare same boost equivalents? The Dragon can breathe fire on lower power at higher clocks, Exynos may have more volume of fire but at serious cost to fuel supply, both set fire to things. Exynos is potent but not when limited to phone design paradigms. Its target is best suited at Tegra I'd guess, not Dragons. It sings soprano around dragons with a blue rubber band around its boys IMO because of that.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

S801 S805 can only be clocked maximum to 2.7Ghz These are based on A9 Arm Cortex. Clocking A9 to 2.7Ghz, still won't drain battery, cause A9s are power efficient A15s can go up to 3.0Ghz

27. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I thought 805 was stock clock at 2.7. Stock clock on my 800s is 2.3, but run at 2.5 being in Nexi an o/c'd mildly. Antutu X score of 35k. I seriously doubt the 805 ceiling is 2.7 dude.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Mediatek is legendary slow... so sony is going to be slow...

2. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Good, all the best Sony!!

3. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

so much more less design win for qualcomm?

5. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It will be hard to convince consumers a phone is a high end phone when it has mediatek chips inside and not Qualcomm .

6. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It's gonna be budget or midranger.. I wish Sony uses MT Octa in midranger..

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Bad choice for Sony, the Xperia C still stuck at 4.2.2 without any Android version update, thanks to Mediatek. Their new lineup of Mediatek phones will very likely to stuck at 4.3 or 4.4.

11. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Hilarious how commenters bash Mediatek without any reason. Mediatek is getting huge ,they just reported May revenue of 641 millions so Q2 will be at about 2B. That's more than most folks,very few semiconductor companies can say they have more revenue. Qualcomm has low end chips too,except they cost more and it's very likely for Mediatek to design their own custom core at some point and they will compete at all levels no matter what. And that's great, we don't need Qualcomm becoming another Intel (with it's crazy prices and 60% margins).

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

If talking like the good old Intel days, these are VIAs. Do not want.

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Did you used a mediatek powered phone? No, right... use it and see how legendary slow mediatek is... qualcomm's dual core is faster than their octa core

23. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"without any reason"??? You're looking at this narrowly, market performance means jack sh*t to paying users if long term plan seems to be "put out cheap SoCs with CLOSED/BROKEN sources, that OEMs can buy so they can rip off at low mid - low range product line w/ almost zero guarantee for future firmware revs/fixes" tactic. They can fool noob 1st time buyers but not seasoned ones. So what if MT's got their own chip designs cooking, look at Samsung's Exynos (and this is one of the world's up there SoC designer/assembler we're talking about) they got YEARS below their belt and even theirs still suck? They switched back to dual release w/ Snapdragon since S4 for a damn good reason if that's not obvious enough... I don't want Qualcomm to become the Intel of ARM SoCs either but MT isn't the answer to that conundrum yet.

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

There is only one Cpu that destroys everything. I forgot, oxFFF did mention it last week, that it was designed only for high end servers. Based on A15s.

28. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

What? Havent they learned from the xperia c? Chinese ODM's offers same phones as xperia c but at $100 usd less. Any phone sony can make with mediatek chips, the competition will always have something way cheaper for the same performance. Sony's current offerings are decent but are still priced with a premium. It's future seems to be the same.

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