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Sony working on 5-inch midrange device with qua-core MT chip

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Sony working on 5-inch midrange device with qua-core MT chip - read the full textAccording to industry sources Sony is looking to expand its portfolio by bringing an affordable quad-core 5-incher to market. Details on specs are scarce but the device may be powered by the MediaTek MT6589 SoC, which offers four Cortex-A7 cores. According to said sources the device production...


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> In reply to optimub @ 2013-03-30 07:43 from 2583 - click to readApple iphones and iPad are made by Foxconn also, and they still in the competition. MediaTek is also ARM's partner to produce bigLITTLE ARM based technology chipsets like Exynos Octa 5 chipset by Samsung.

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  • 2013-03-30 09:36
  • Kxgi

sony will entire in number 1

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  • 2013-03-30 09:19
  • sSNt

> In reply to Droid Phanatic @ 2013-03-30 00:23 from t7My - click to readI think its for advertising purposes, you know those dumb peoples who thinks more cores are better without knowing their variants. Its probably for those peoples :v

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  • 2013-03-30 08:16
  • y$bv

This would definetely be Samsungs Galaxy Grand main competitor aside from those cheap chinese 5 inchers

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  • 2013-03-30 08:12
  • y$bv

> In reply to Droid Phanatic @ 2013-03-30 00:23 from t7My - click to readI'm not sure about the quad-core, but MT is usually more budget-friendly (sometimes even offers netter performance) than snapdragon. And to be fair, snapdragon is also being used in a considerable number of what you call "china phones," so it's a fair deal as long as Sony prices it accordingly and lives up to the high build-quality standards they're known for.

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  • 2013-03-30 08:06
  • t759

I wonder what the price would be? It would be interesting to see the what name they opt out for to mark the distinction. MTK chipset, maybe cheap but is amply powerful for day to day needs. Those who doubt could check the MMX A116 reviews.

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  • 2013-03-30 08:05
  • fCGh

Sony (and other phone manufacturers) should have let more open SoC companies like ST-Ericsson survive, rather than now allowing crappy cheapo companies like Mediatek thrive.

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  • 2013-03-30 07:46
  • nIbq

Mediatek and Foxconn , i guess sony is out of race already !!

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  • 2013-03-30 07:43
  • 2583

If they are going with mediatek then they better be cheaper or as cheap as the micro max and xfactors. And Sony should concentrate more on.its display. Viewed directly the display is fantastic but even a slight angle makes a noticeable difference. Please improve viewing angles.

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  • 2013-03-30 06:20
  • PAXp

> In reply to Droid Phanatic @ 2013-03-30 00:23 from t7My - click to readYes indeed the S3/Note2 clone from China are using Mediatek CPU's. This isn't cutting corners, this is business, maybe Sony get better deal from Mediatek than Qualcomm. The performance of this CPU is reasonable from various reviews on the web, it is based on power efficient Cortex A7 and are meant for budget segment so don't expect it to beat other quad core CPU's, not everyone wanted to benchmark all day comparing scores, just a snappy performance is good enough.

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  • 2013-03-30 06:06
  • IVK8

It is mid-ramge they say, but the price will be for high-end. Just like the Xperia SL and Xperia L.

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  • 2013-03-30 04:41
  • t78$

> In reply to ... @ 2013-03-29 21:40 from 39kw - click to readIf I'm not mistaken, he's talking about MediaTech not being dev friendly.

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  • 2013-03-30 01:33
  • 3VRP

All future smartphone fights and top position scrambles will be between sony and samsung

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  • 2013-03-30 01:05
  • rAUY

Isnt Mediatek a commonly used proc for China phones? Why would Sony cut corners and go for Mediatek? better to dish out a Dual Core Snapdragon than a Quad Mediatek.

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  • 2013-03-30 00:23
  • t7My

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-29 16:39 from vaNH - click to readdidnt xda name sony oem of the year

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  • 2013-03-29 21:40
  • 39kw

Low or mid range mobiles are pointless coz when someone gets one, all they do is moan about it, its slow, cameras bad etc...

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  • 2013-03-29 21:35
  • nFGk

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-29 15:20 from 3Ybx - click to readAre out of your godammned mind! S3 and note II's exynos chip pounded the A6 chip of your fruity pebble (iphone 5). That's one of those advantages s3 and note II have over the iphone 5.

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  • 2013-03-29 19:17
  • t1$A

sony is doing good with its smartphones but the common fault in them is their tft panel which has bad veiwing angles but the color reproduction is sony need to really imphasize the screen to cope with iphone's retina display.they should use ips panel.

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  • 2013-03-29 18:27
  • Kh2i

> In reply to 3bdo @ 2013-03-29 17:51 from nXG3 - click to readSame question here.. Are those real?

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  • 2013-03-29 17:56
  • utjS

> In reply to Mr.Dj-24 @ 2013-03-29 16:12 from K5gv - click to readAre these even real?? where did u find out about them?!?!

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  • 2013-03-29 17:51
  • nXG3

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