MediaTek MT6589 System on Chip development and launch has been making people excited in the tech world especially with the tag of ‘low cost' attached to it. With manufacturers like Sony, LG and other Chinese manufacturers expressing interest coming up with phones with this new quad core chip set, MediaTek is on high. Sony has confirmed the launch of smartphones featuring this new MT6589 SoC, in 2013. Sources indicate that quad core smartphones are definitely going t be cheaper with this new chip set coming along to the commercial stream.
As per the information coming in MediaTek has already started sending sample chips to OEM's like Sony, LG and Motorola Mobility to test the smartphones. Experts believe that commercial version of smartphones featuring this new chip would be made available by as early as first quarter of 2013 itself.
What are the specifications of MT6589 Quad-core SoC?
·720P display resolution
·Cortex A7 processor - 28nm
·Processor operating frequency - 1 to 1.2 Ghz
·LDDR2 memory supported
·WCDMA and TDSCDMA - networks enabled
·Can support up to 13 MP camera
·1080P video recording
·Graphics unit PowerVR SGX544
Specifications look impressive especially when you see the tag of ‘cheaper' attached to it. It would be worth watching to see what all would be available and how good will be the performance of the quad core smartphones on this MediaTek MT6589 Chip when they will be launched next year!