Chipmaker MediaTek has unveiled its latest chipset called MT6592, which is the company s first true octa-core SoC for smartphones and tablets. According to the company, the MT6592 aims at delivering premium gaming performance and multi-tasking capabilities, while maintaining the balance with efficient power consumption. Also Read - MediaTek Helio G96, Helio G88 chip launched, will power mid-range smartphones
The octa-core chipset is built on 28nm architecture and each of its cores is capable of being clocked at up to 2GHz. MediaTek believes that the SoC is capable of handling low power and high performance demanding tasks effectively and its advanced scheduling algorithms monitor the temperature and power consumption to deliver the optimum performance.
In terms of multimedia, the SoC has a quad-core GPU and supports 4K video playback. It also uses what MediaTek calls ClearMotion technology to convert 24/30 fps video to 60fps to ensure smoother playback. Additionally, it also supports fullHD display, cameras up to 16-megapixel, and connectivity options like dual-band 801.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing, Bluetooth, GPS and an FM tuner.
MediaTek says that MT6592-powered smartphones and tablets with Android Jelly Bean will arrive by the end of this year, and those running on KitKat in early 2014. As we previously reported, Intex will be launching a smartphone powered by the MT6592 processor later today.