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MediaTek’s new octa-core SoC is LTE capable, and heavy on specs

If you’ve been waiting patiently for octa-core, it won’t be long now. MediaTek has announced their latest offering, the MT6595. Though not the first octa-core processor we’ve seen on a device, it’s likely the one with the most attractive feature set. If they can keep ahead of the looming Qualcomm threat, MediaTek octa-core chipsets just might find their way onto more handsets.

HTC Desire 310 appears with quad-core MediaTek processor

HTC quietly unveiled another Desire branded handset earlier this morning. The handset, the HTC Desire 310 made a brief appearance on the European HTC page and was listed as bringing a quad-core MediaTek processor with 4.5-inch display. Getting a bit more specific, the processor is an MT6582M at 1.3GHz and the display is sporting a resolution of 854 x 480.

MediaTek MT6592 “true octa-core” chip unveiled

Qualcomm announced and offered some details on their next-generation Snapdragon, the 805 and it looks like MediaTek has some news of their own. In the case of MediaTek, they have unveiled the MT6592 which they are touting as the "world's first true octa-core mobile platform." MediaTek has also said this will include an eight-core application processor combined with multimedia capabilities and mobile connectivity in an effort to achieve "a perfect balance of performance and power consumption."

THL’s Monkey King 2 bringing octo-core performance

Octo-core smartphones are on their way, and upstart MediaTek is leading the way. Typically offering lower-cost processors, MediaTek is rarely seen on flagship devices such as the HTC One or Nexus line. They do, however, make their mark overseas, and in some mid-range devices domestically.
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