MediaTek announces MT6595, new octa-core chipset for premium devices



MediaTek announces MT6595, the new octa-core chipset for the high-end devices that will hit the market in the second half of 2014.

Approximately two months ago MediaTek introduced as a first in the mobile industry, a true octa-core chipset – MT6592 with the promise that we will see this chipset equipping early 2014 high-end devices. Meanwhile, ARM has just announced a new Cortex-A17 (28nm) processor to solve the lag problem that plagues the low and mid-range handhelds today.

Now, MediaTek is coming back with a new octa-core chipset MT6595 powered by  four 2.2 to 2.5GHz Cortex-A17 cores and four 1.7GHz Cortex-A7 ones, all backed up by Rogue PowerVR Series6 GPU. The manufacturer, MediaTek, claims tha this new chip will be faster and more power efficient than Samsung’s Exynos octa-core chipset consisting of four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.

The same MediaTek MT6595 will apparently be the first octa-core chipset with a built-in H.265 Ultra HD video codec, which allows both 4K and 2K video recording and playback as well.

The first batch of sampling units will be shipped to mobile makers in the first half of 2014, while the first products with this chipset embedded, could arrive as soon as IFA 2014, in Berlin.

MediaTek recently introduced another world premiere “first receiver technology for inductive and resonant wireless charging that should provide wireless charging regardless of whatsoever standard or equipment,” to quote my colleague Yowan.