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MediaTek launches MT6592 octa-core processor, first devices arriving by 2013-end

MediaTek MT6592MediaTek has officially launched its MT6592 octa-core mobile processor today. Touted as the world’s first true octa-core processor, MediaTek MT6592 will be available as a part of Android devices by the end of this year. MediaTek partners, including the likes of Intex, will be releasing Jelly Bean powered smartphones with MT6592 by 2013-end, however the first devices with Android 4.4 and MT6592 will be arriving in early-2014.

“We are thrilled to offer the new MT6592 to our customers as part of our ongoing commitment to providing inclusive mobile technology,” said Jeffrey Ju, MediaTek General Manager, Smartphone Business Unit. ”The MT6592 delivers longer battery life, low-latency response times and the best possible mobile multimedia experience. Being the first to market with this advanced eight-core SOC is testament to the industry-leading position of MediaTek.”MediaTek MT6592

MediaTek MT6592 key features

  • Based on 28nm HPM high-performance process
  • Packs eight CPU cores, each capable of clock speeds up to 2GHz
  • An advanced MediaTek scheduling algorithm monitors temperature and power consumption to ensure optimum performance at all times
  • Includes quad-core graphics engine, 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
  • Features MediaTek ClearMotion technology for automatic frame-rate conversion of standard 24/30fps video to high-quality 60fps videos for significantly smoother playback
  • Incorporates multi-mode cellular modem and a full connectivity capability for dual-band 801.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing as well as Bluetooth, GPS and FM tuner
  • Uses a Heterogeneous Computing (HC) architecture, distributing the workload to different kinds of processors and other specialized computing engines to optimize performance
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