We’re all probably familiar of the MediaTek processor brand for smartphones right now. So much so that we sound like broken records mentioning the processors of nearly every single Quad-Core device that came out in the local space. That said, there’s no denying the fact that the Taiwanese company had had multiple hits on their hands with their low cost, Android-capable processors. This time though, with the advent of their Octa-Core MT6592 processor, it looks like they’ll also be targeting the LTE business (finally!) with a new MT6595 LTE-capable SoC. According to MTKSJ.com, the new processor is in line to be seeding to manufacturers this January 2014, much like the Snapdragon 410 LTE Quad-Core processor from competing brand Qualcomm.
Basing from the Octa-Core 6592 platform, we can assume that the new LTE-capable one can also be clocked up to 2Ghz per core. Antutu benchmarks pegged prototype 6592s at around 32k for the 2Ghz version and 29k for the 1.7Ghz version. Those definitely sound promising although we’re still not sure how it will fare in the real world – and more importantly, for how much will the phones that equip them sell for.
Finally the biggest question right now might just be if its Dual-SIM capable or not since the competing Snapdragon 410 is already pegged to allow for two and three SIM type configurations. Either way, expect phones with these new chipsets to arrive mid to late 2014.
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