After MediaTek quad core MT6589 Android phones flooded the Philippine market in the 2nd quarter of 2013, from MyPhone A919i DUO to Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD 2.0 and other local brand, the released of Lenovo A850 (P9,999) marks the beginning of affordable quad core MT6582M powered droids.
So, aside from affordable dual core MT6572 Android gadgets (ex, Cherry Mobile LIFE and O+ 8.31z), Filipinos can now expect a budget friendly quad core devices.
I hope MyPhone, Cherry Mobile, StarMobile, Cloudfone, Torque, SKK Mobile and Arc Mobile will release MT6582M powered Android smartphones in the coming months or before Christmas season.
Lets compare the two MediaTek SoC.
MediaTek MT6582 vs MT6589 Quad-Core Processor Features and Specs Comparison
|MediaTek quad core MT6589 SoC features Dual SIM and Dual Standby capability, based on ARM Cortex-A7 power efficient processor and 3G/HSPA+ capable|
Price: Design for less than <$200 or P8,000 Entry or Low end Smartphones (MT6582), Mid range Smartphones >$200 or P8,000 and above (MT6589). Price is based on my estimate.
Launch Date: MT6582 - 3rd Quarter 2013, MT6589 - December 2012
Features: Dual SIM and Cortex-A7 - the most power efficient application processor ARM has ever developed.
Process Technology: Both 28nm (nanometer)
CPU: Both Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Speed: 1.3 GHz (MT6582), 1.2 GHz (MT6589)
GPU: MALI 400 (MT6582), PowerVR SGX544 (MT6589),
Resolution: Up to 1280 x 720 pixels (MT6582), 1280 x 1080 pixels (MT6589)
Camera: Up to 8 MP (MT6582), 13 MP (MT6589)
Video: Up to HD 720p (MT6582), Full HD 1080p (MT6589)
Modem: 3G/HSPA+ (MT6589). HSPA+ is faster and provides higher download rates than HSPA.
In addition, MediaTek upcoming processors include Octa Core MT6592 and quad Core MT6588 for high end smartphones. I hope gadgets powered with this SoC will be available in the first quarter of 2014 in the Philippines.
Let us wait for that.
MediaTek Processor RoadMap
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MediaTek MT6589 Overview
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