MediaTek was recently on headlines when their Octa-core processor was found to be at par with the popular Qualcomm Krait on AnTuTu benchmark scores. Before the heat cools down, they launch a 64-bit Octa-core System On Chip (SOC) that supports 2K displays. They have thus stepped into the Android 64-bit era.
They had launched the first true Octa-core processor that has all of its eight cores working simultaneously. Devices running using this processor clocked at 2GHz were found to perform better than those using a quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz when tested for a long duration. This processor showed a surprising ability to recover from minor decreases in performance.
This MT6795 processor is produced keeping high-end flagship phones in mind. Its processor will be clocked at 2.2GHz. MediaTek’s CoPilot technology used in this chip provides heterogeneous multi-processing, facilitating the use of all the eight cores simultaneously.
MediaTek has been progressing quickly in terms of technology. They did not just come up with true Octa-core processors, but also had solution to meet the challenges of running such powerful processors. Their thermal control and power management has been tremendous. Considering the power saved on many functions these processors consume almost half the power consumed by their competitors.
The smartphone industry has already started stepping into the 2K display arena with 6-inch Vivo Xplay being released, offering a resolution of 2560×1440 at 490 ppi. LG is soon coming up with a 5.5 phone offering similar display resolution rumored to hit markets next month.
The progressive shift in resolution and ppi value of smartphone displays and the success of such smartphones is indicative of the users’ love for eye candy stuffs. More beautiful pictures may be visually appealing, but they demand better battery and processing power. This is where innovations made by manufacturers like MediaTek play a crucial role. If watching a movie drains out all the battery, then we definitely won’t be happy.
Coming to Android 64-bit, it is expected to be around the corner soon with ZTE rumored release a smartphone codenamed Apollo running Android 64-bit based on Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 808 or 810 processors. These processors come as dual core and quad-core named as A57 and A53. With MediaTek comes with an Octa-core processor Qualcomm may get stiff competition.
Android going 64-bit, powerful processors to support it, beautiful material design, together with 4G LTE and the guarantee on battery life means some really good flagship phones are welcome. In the case of such phones price is of little significance, but it is always good if it can be brought as low as it can be.
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