MediaTek MT6592 unveiled as "world's first true octa-core" mobile processor

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MediaTek has launched the MT6592 chipset, which it has been claiming is the world's first true octa-core mobile processor. MediaTek expects the new chipset to be available in devices running Android Jelly Bean by the end of this year, while Android KitKat-based smartphones powered with MT6592 are likely to be released in early 2014.

As per the company, the MT6592 is a heterogeneous computing SOC which comes with scalable multi-core processing for advanced multi-tasking. The MT6592 chipset is built on the 28nm HPM (high-performance process) and includes eight CPU cores, each capable of clock speeds up to 2GHz. MediaTek says the MT6592 chipset can run both low-power consuming and more demanding tasks equally well, by attaching the full capabilities of all eight-cores in any combination. Further, the new chipset comes with an advanced scheduling algorithm that monitors the temperature and power consumption to ensure optimal performance of the smartphone at all times.

The MT6592 features an advanced video playback system supporting Ultra HD 4Kx2K H.264 video playback, and support for new video codecs such as H.265 and VP9. It also supports a 16-megapixel camera and a full-HD display. Some of the other new additions in the MT6592 include full connectivity capability for dual-band 801.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing as well as Bluetooth, GPS and an FM tuner.

In addition, Intex showcased its first true octa-core smartphone prototype at an event on Wednesday. The company announced that the still-to-be-named smartphone powered by the MT6592 chipset will be launched in January 2014 and can be expected to be priced around Rs. 20,000 in India.

Intex also revealed the specifications of the smartphone, which includes a octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processer clocked at 1.7GHz, coupled with 700 MHz Mali 450-MP4 GPU. Other specifications included a 6-inch HD IPS LCD display; 2GB of RAM; 16GB and 32GB inbuilt storage variants. The smartphone is likely to run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

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