Until now, Samsung remains as the only manufacturer that makes phones with octa-core or eight core processors. However, if a new rumor turns out to be true, Sony might be working a competing device, a new Xperia phablet powered by MediaTek's new eight-core chip. The phone has been code named Tianchi, and it has been leaked by a Chinese news entity, which speculates that the device might be launched on November 12.
The handset is expected to flaunt a big 6-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. These specs indicate that the device could be Sony's cheaper alternative to the Xperia Z Ultra. How cheaper? That's because Sony has used a more affordable MediaTek Chip, thereby allowing the Japanese electronics giant an opportunity to price the device competitively. The processor in question is the new MediaTek MT6592 processor which came out in July.
Rumors also have it that Sony might also launch the Xperia Z1S during the purported November 12th event. What is the Z1S? Its the global version of the Xperia Z1F, the smaller 4.3-inch version of the Xperia Z1, which was recently announced in Japan.
Over the last year, Sony has stepped up its game in the smartphone market, launching a series of commendable mid-range and high-end handsets in markets worldwide. Its efforts in India have proved to be fruitful with the company's Xperia Z1 expected to sell well in the upcoming festive season.