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MediaTek announces the MT8125 quad-core processor

These low cost processors support speeds up to 1.5 GHz

Mediatek's newest quad-core processor is aimed specifically at tablets. The Taiwanese company's goal is to integrate the maximum number of features and compatibility options into a single design, thereby avoiding the need to redesign or rework the chip for each product. The simplified design will reduce costs and shorten production time, leading to faster availability and reduced time-to-market.

The new ARM chip has a 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, PowerVR Series 5XT Graphics, and supports MediaTek's 4-in-1 connectivity bundle that offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM. It is also compatible with 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE, and Wi-Fi certified Miracast.

The MT8125 supports full HD 1080p video playback and recording, up to a 13 MP camera with integrated ISP, and displays up to 1920 x 1200.

MediaTek also stated that several global manufacturers have already adopted the new chip for their upcoming products, most notably Lenovo. The new MT8125 will be used in the IdeaTab S6000 series, and should provide an interesting upgrade over the MT8125 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 that we see in the current models. Lenovo has not announced when an updated version of their tablet might be available.


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Craig Munro, 2013-05-29 (Update: 2013-05-30)