MediaTek announces MT6595 octa-core chip

MediaTek announces MT6595 its first LTE octa-core chip
MediaTek announces MT6595 its first LTE octa-core chip
The MT6595 is a 4G LTE octa-core SOC aimed at affordable yet powerful smartphones and first devices powered by it will arrive in the second half of this year.
Codrut Nistor,

Powerful octa-core LTE smartphones with a price tag between $200 and $300 will soon become reality thanks to the latest chip announced by MediaTek and dubbed MT6595. This new mobile processor will be able to "form the new top of MediaTek’s product stack and reach a US$30 price point, which is three times higher than its smartphone average selling price."

The MediaTek MT6595 chip consists of four ARM Cortex-A17 and four Cortex-A7 cores and integrates a PowerVR Series 6 GPU based on the PowerVR Rogue architecture. This is "World’s first mobile SOC with integrated, low-power hardware support for the new H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback," as well as support for H.264 & VP9 Ultra HD video playback. There is also support for 24-bit 192 kHz Hi-Fi quality audio and a DAC able to deliver over a signal to noise ratio of over 110 dB.

The MT6595 is also MediaTek's first mobile platform with support for WiFi 802.11 ac and it also includes support for multi-GNSS positioning systems such as GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, QZSS and Galileo.

The platform will become commercially available in the first half of the year, while first devices powered by it are expected in the second half. For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-02-11 (Update: 2014-02-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.