While Samsung is still months away from revealing its Exynos chips with all the 8 cores working simultaneously, one company that has beat it to the job, is none other than MediaTek. Announced a few months back, MediaTek’s MT6589 is the first ARM processor designed for phones that is capable of simultaneously running all eight cores (Samsung’s current Exynos lineup is capable of using only four of the eight cores at a time). And while the chip is yet to be seen on any smartphone, it has already been spotted on benchmarking tool AnTuTu.
The test was run on AnTuTu 4.0 using a prototype version of the processor. Other hardware paired with the processor included 1GB RAM, Mali-450 GPU and a 720p display. The configuration was able to churn out 25,496 points on the test, which is no small feat. The score matches that of the Snapdragon 600 on the HTC One (which has a score of close to 26,400) and is ahead of the likes of Lenovo K900 rocking Clover Trail+. Although, Snapdragon 800 with a score of 30,000 still remains unchallenged, given that MediaTek is known for its budget SoCs, and we’ll likely see this one being used in a budget smartphone (maybe the high category of the mid tier section), it makes the processor significantly more important.