Actually, MediaTek had already introduced the world to the MT6595 as early as the MWC conference at the beginning of the year. It is the first 4G octa-core chipset in the world.
MediaTek will hold the actual launch event for their newest chipset on July 15 in Shenzhen.
The MT6595 will be the first to use the ARM Cortex-A17. Regarding performance, the A17 cores are just as good as the A15, but it saves more energy. Its GPU is the IMG PowerVR G6200 and it has a main frequency of 600MHz.
Regarding video performance, it’s a pretty powerful processor. Among other things it supports OpenGL ES2.0/3.0, OpenGL 1.x/3.x/4.x and Direct X 19. It also supports H.265 Ultra HD 4K video record and playback. When playing an HD video, you can zoom in every time you like.
Its use of an LTE Modem is also one of the most important aspects of the MT6595. It supports an internet speed of, at most, 50/150Mbps. If this succeeds, next year, we can see another edition that supports 4G solutions like TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, WCDMA, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, and GSM.
One of the reasons why MediaTek’s chips have been praised by Chinese manufacturers is its low power consumption. The MT6595 is no exception and its use of MTK’s own CorePilot lets smart phones that use the MT6595 save more energy.
MediaTek will use the MT6595 to enter the mid and high-end market, and in July, we may see if it’s as powerful as everyone says if they release the first cell phone to use it.