IFA: more octo-core phones

Two phone makers have announced products with octa-core ARM processors from Taiwanese chip firm MediaTek at IFA in Berlin, where AllWinner announced an octo-core processor this morning.

Alcatel has used MT6592 which has eight ARM Cortex-A7s and an ARM Mali GPU in its Hero 2. The LTE modem is another MediaTek chip: the MT6290.

Mali in this case can run 1080P on the 6inch screen and, in conjunction with the application cores, it can run two apps can run at once (dubbed ‘dual screen’).IFA more octo-core phones

In its Vibe X2, Lenovo has gone for the MT6595 with four Cortex-A7, four of the more powerful Cortex-A17s, and an Imagination Technologies PowerVR Series6 GPU.

Multimedia capabilities include H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video recording and playback, and 480frame/s for slow-motion replay.

MediaTek MT6592

  • 28nm HPM (high-performance mobile) process
  • Octo-core (1.7 or 2GHz) Cortex-A7 apps processor
  • Quad-core ARM Mali GPU
  • UMTS, HSPA+ R8, TD-SCDMA, EDGE, LTE cellular modem
  • Dual-band 801.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radios
  • HD display controller
  • 16Mpixel camera signal-processor
  • H.265 Ultra HD video record & playback

MediaTek MT6595

  • Quad Cortex-A17 plus quad Cortex-A7 apps processor (all 8 or big.LITTLE)
  • Imagination PowerVR Series6 GPU
  • Rel. 9, Cat. 4 LTE (FDD & TDD), DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, EDGE cellular modem


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