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MediaTek octa-core MT6592 processor gets official, is the first to do so

MediaTek today announced the MT6592 chipset, which happens to pack an octa-core processor for smartphones and tablets. MediaTek has gone ahead and produced a true octa-core processor ahead of Samsung, NVIDIA or Qualcomm, making it the first company to do so.

The extra four cores over current gen processors makes the MT6592 all the more powerful and efficient according to the company. Based on 28nm architecture, the 8 cores on the processor can clock up to a maximum frequency of 2GHz. The 8 Cortex A7 cores will draw as minimum power as they can to not necessarily kill the battery. That’s not all. the chipset supports up to 16 megapixel camera module, 4K H.264 video recording, full HD H.265 video playback, 60fps video upscaling. The graphics department is handled by Mali-450 MP GPU clocked at 700MHz. The company also expects to have a 4G modem ready by the end of this year.

According to MediaTek, the MT6592 beats the Snapdragon 800 in both performance and power efficiency. If true, it would be one of those stories where the underdog went on to beat the Titan. The company expects that phones packing the octa core chipset should hit the shelves in the first half of next year. Seems like after capturing a significant chunk of budget market, the company is finally ready to move on to the next level.