The appearance of different reports in various Taiwanese media seem to indicate that MediaTek, the company specializing in the manufacture of chipsets, may have recently introduced a series of eight-core processors to a few potential customers. Among them would be the Japanese Sony, probably interested in equipping some of its future models with the processors of the Taiwanese company, recognized for a very adequate quality / price ratio.
The Sony Xperia C was the first smartphone of the Japanese firm equipped with a quad-core MediaTek chipset – the MT6589 – and the future Octa-Core baptized as MT6592 could continue on its way, relying on the significantly lower prices of the established company Hsinchu compared to its direct competition and the approach Sony intends to use on the Chinese giant.
The latest leaks indicate that the new MediaTek chipset will be equipped with eight Cortex-A7 cores that will work with speeds of between 1.7 and two gigahertz and will have 28-nanometer technology; Although the results of the benchmark tests carried out with AnTuTu seem to indicate that it would not be able to overcome the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, one of the most powerful chipsets on the market. Even so, the Taiwanese processor would have reached 30,000 points in the benchmarks, which would place it above the results obtained by the Samsung Galaxy S4 chipset, a model that has recently reached 20 million units sold worldwide.
With everything and that, let’s not forget that Mediatek mounts its processors mainly in low or mid-range devices. Despite this, the first MT6592 will not reach smartphones until the end of the year from the hand of Chinese firms such as Huawei or GooPhone, while others such as Sony would incorporate the Taiwanese chipset in future models whose launch is yet to be finalized.