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MediaTek working on Cortex-A53 quad and octa-core chips

18 February, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
MediaTek working on Cortex-A53 quad and octa-core chips - read the full textMediaTek 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...


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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.

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  • 2014-02-22 07:47
  • 4S}H

> In reply to onex @ 2014-02-18 21:31 from sp4e - click to readYou 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 treasure

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  • 2014-02-18 21:55
  • LtsF

> In reply to iKristiaan @ 2014-02-18 13:02 from SsmM - click to readi 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 like it was, htc, samsung and sony :)) let me give you an example: i have a vodafone/alcatel smart mini as a backup between phones (flagships) has MediaTek processor with 1Ghz and 512Mb RAM, low resolution bla bla...ookay! when HTC Desire (not HD), was the flagship of HTC, it had guess what? A 1Ghz processor, 512Mb RAM and a higher resolution. Worked flawless, even with that let's say laggy Android 2.2 (last official update). This Alcatel i was talking about has a lite 4.1.2 and it works like crap, like really really crap! And it doesn't have anything installed on it, just the apps i use everyday, like: Facebook, Whatsapp and a few more (5 at most). Figure it out! Trust me, those 500+ phones are there for a reason (not the iphone, that's another story). And i`m talking about flagships, that's all there is for me, what's bellow the flagships doesn't count.

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  • 2014-02-18 21:31
  • sp4e

Bye Bye qualcomm.....welcome Mediatek...

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  • 2014-02-18 19:25
  • 7tS9

I had used mediatek's chips and they ARE best bang for the buck... It doesn't really matter the opinion from nerd-type users when the 99% of the regular users are more concerned about saving money... Give them 2 years and those chips are going to be top selling items.

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  • 2014-02-18 18:55
  • LsaM

Mediocre cheapset chipset.

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  • 2014-02-18 15:29
  • vpHA

Good going however I'm expecting these two processors to be lower than 28nm fabricated. One thing where MediaTek needs to work is to deliver the drivers to manufacturers. All the phones powered by MediaTek processors are stuck at Android 4.2.x.

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  • 2014-02-18 14:42
  • t@y2

Thats just bullshit, they perform like they are required to. the only downside they have is, that they often get hot. and are not very battery friendly. also without these chinese processors, every high-end smartphone would be like 500$+.
Thanks to these, there a brands like acer, huawei and alcatel who can come up with smartphones with very decent performance for a really nice price... so before making such statements, i would like to suggest you to look beyong YOUR oppinions, and look towards the market.

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  • 2014-02-18 13:02
  • SsmM

A logical choice for the vast majority of practical smartphones.

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  • 2014-02-18 13:01
  • KxuB

everything powered by mediatek sucks and/or will suck in time. the chinese version of phones.

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  • 2014-02-18 12:31
  • sp4e

would be please if they have open source kernel for developers

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  • 2014-02-18 12:13
  • bx9i

Give us a 2.2GHz cortex A53 paired with Mali-604 or Mali 450 clocked at 800

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  • 2014-02-18 11:56
  • uS16

Impressive for young company like Mediatek!

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  • 2014-02-18 11:40
  • 6}{Q

> In reply to cstd @ 2014-02-18 11:11 from sp4q - click to readIntel was founded in 1968, Qualcomm in '85, even NVIDIA was formed in '93. So, yes - MediaTek is young.

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  • 2014-02-18 11:27
  • ykn6

MediaTek sure is becoming more and more impressive, great going :o)

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  • 2014-02-18 11:11
  • 5i4e

Looks like the author didn't do his research properly. Or... is a company founded in 1997 considered young these days?

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  • 2014-02-18 11:11
  • sp4q

why does this looked like it came out of wikipedia...

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  • 2014-02-18 11:03
  • uctG

If they provide power vr sgx6430 it will be power full

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  • 2014-02-18 10:59
  • rKMv

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