While we are now has multi-core processor still stuck on quad-core processor, is now Mediatek ready to release eight-core chipset or also known as octa-core chipste through MT6599 chipset.
MediaTek is about to launch octa-core processor MT6599 in early September but now had spread from Barclays Capital Securities land line of said MT6599 will be available next year (2013) in the fourth quarter launch, while recently have people in the industry said the first MediaTek octa-core processor or advance to the May 2013 officially on the market, all available when the handset / hardware will be available at the same time, and the source also said the the starting models may be come from domestic brands.
Rumored MTK MT6599 eight-core processor is also based on the ARM architecture, will use 28-nanometer process technology, in addition to support for TD-SCDMA, WCDMA network will also support LTE, while supporting 13 megapixel camera and more than 1280 x 800 pixels display resolution. As for the price might be around $ 18-20 USD.
ZTE released a small 999 yuan a small whirlwind conference, Shen Li, vice president of ZTE has said the ZTE U950 launched Beidou mobile phone network cooperation is just the beginning next year, will also launch a more cost-effective octa-core smart phone, while MediaTek smartphone solutions have been known to cost-effective with ZTE eight-core phone to launch next year likely will adopt MTK6599.
Had also once rumored MediaTek multi-core program MTK6589 will advance to the message listed in the fourth quarter of this year, and have been multiple insiders confirm, and TCL mobile phones may the first manufacturer will adopt MTK6589 quad-core chipset, while we have few manufacturer which listed in the first quarter of next year, the domestic manufaturer are ZTE, Huawei, Lenovo, Jin will also launch various MT6589 phone.