MediaTek chipsets may have a bit of a reputation for being mid-range but you have to give it to the young company – it moves fast. It was the first to jump on ARM's new core, the Cortex-A17, and will be among the first to use the 64-bit Cortex-A53.
Leaked documents show MediaTek is working on the MT6732 and MT6752, quad and octa-core chipsets respectively. The Cortex-A53 core is based on the new instruction set, ARMv8, and should offer a performance boost over Cortex-A7 at the same clockspeed with similar low-power usage.
It's impressive that MediaTek's chipsets will have on-board LTE support (including the Chinese flavor), which so far only Qualcomm has managed (Samsung, Intel and NVIDIA use separate LTE modems; Apple uses Qualcomm tech).
The new chipsets aren't official yet and so there are no devices announced with it, but then there's nothing with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 (quad-core A53 + Adreno 306) either. One thing is for sure though, other chipset makers need to step up the game.
In less than 2 years, cell phone market definitely will be FORCED to another stage because of Mediatek. We all will be paying less for cellphone that's for sure.
You have you opinion and that's respectable. But don't forget that you aren't the only person living in the world and also that not all the brands that use mediatek's chips are necessary crapy. Finally it could be said: One man's trash is another's t...
i don't care about the market, those 500+ phones are there for a reason :) who cares about huawei, acer and alcatel, they are not and they will never be in the game, maybe just in china, with all the efforts of EU or US market share... you said it li...