The first 4G LTE MediaTek chipset will also sport eight cores, could see the light of day as soon as January

The first 4G LTE MediaTek chipset will also sport eight cores, could see the light of day as soon as January
We've been talking a lot about MediaTek lately, and their 'true' octa-core chipset – MT6592 – in particular, and how could we not? The Taiwanese silicon slinger has been steadily gaining ground in the industry, with even giant handset manufacturers like Samsung and Sony showing more and more interest in the company's affordable solutions, as they diversify their reliance on Qualcomm. What's more, if the latest report from the Taiwan Commercial Times is to be trusted, MediaTek may be closing a major gap between its products and Qualcomm's – 4G LTE – sooner than expected.

According to the new information, the new chip, to be called MT6595, is already available for testing by manufacturers. That's not surprising in the least, seeing as China has now officially flipped the switch on LTE nationwide and the country's largest carriers have already received their licenses. The chip itself appears to be very much alike to the recently-outed octa-core MT6592 SoC, and will also be able to make use of all eight cores at once, with the added bonus of 4G LTE of course.

Be that as it may, there's no denying that, until recently, MediaTek chips were objectively inferior to the aforementioned industry leader, though some people did (and continue to) conveniently skip past price considerations. Now that the performance gap (pending verification, of course) has been shortened, however, and with 4G LTE on its way, we may finally see some (relative) diversity even in the higher end, a niche strictly under Qualcomm's dominion.

source: MTKSJ via Gizchina

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9 Comments

9. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

More cores = lazy reponse

4. taikucing unregistered

what about the GPS? they seem to not fix it. Enjoy the octacore while you can't know your position.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

There is an app to fix gps issue when you are out of the area around China. I just know that recently. It's called Mobile Uncle something. Mtk still sucks though xD

6. mptripper

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

No issues on mt6589. So apparently, they already fixed it

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Mobileuncle MTK Tools gizchina.com/2013/07/23/how-to-fix-poor-gps-on-med​iatek-phones/

8. mptripper

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

no gps issues on my lenovo p780 european version phone but thanks anyway :)

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No thanks.

1. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

cortex a7?

2. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

no it is Cortex A57.. lol yes it is cortex a7 but they will be clocking it high to 2.0 ghz most probably Finally the last wave of cortex A7 .. Cortex a7 has been spammed like hell..

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