MediaTek has been very aggressive in pushing its quad-core chipsets all around the globe. However, the company still gets a majority of its clients from little-known Asian handset makers, which use these chips in their mid-to-high end gear. These devices are known to cost less than smartphones and tablets made by the major companies that usually sport Qualcomm’s more powerful chips (or handset maker’s own chips). That, however, doesn’t mean there is no market for MediaTek; quite the contrary, they’ve been growing like crazy in the last few years.
And their latest product could help them get even more customers on board. Clocked at 2GHz, the new MT6592 chip will come with eight 28nm Cortex A7 cores and a multi-core Mali GPU. Obviously, it will support full HD screens, HEVC and VP9 decoding and 13-megapixel cameras.
As for the chip’s performance, we’re hearing it scored close to 30,000 on AnTuTu, which is pretty impressive though not on par Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800. Then again, MediaTek’s offering will cost less than what Qualcomm is asking for its chip, and in that sense we expect to see an array of MT6592-powered mobile device unveiled next year…