A report from China suggests that MediaTek will announce their first ARM Cortex A17 based chipset on July 15. The MediaTek MT6595 is an octa-core SoC, but it is unlike the existing MT6592 octa-core chipset since it is based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture.
The MT6595 is a 32-bit octa-core chipset that has 4 x ARM Cortex A17 cores coupled with 4 x ARM Cortex A7 cores. You are already familiar with the latter; the former is basically a power efficient version of the Cortex A15 CPU core.
CNBeta reports that the MT6595 will be the company's most powerful mobile SoC to date, with support for Quad HD (2560 x 1440) displays, 4K video recording and playback, 4G support and more.
The MT6595 will reportedly ship in three variants - MT6595M will be clocked at 2 GHz, MT6595 will be clocked between 2.1-2.2 GHz and the fastest variant, MT6595 Turbo will be clocked between 2.4.2-5 GHz.
A leaked AnTuTu screenshot suggests that the MT6595 scored 43,000 points, becoming the first mobile chipset to reach such a high score.