MediaTek To Launch Low-Cost MT6582 Quad-Core SoC

The hero of power-packed flagship Chinese Smartphones, as well as low-cost quad-core Android Smartphones MediaTek is preparing a new SoC to add to their successful lineup. A quad-core by design, new chipset aims to drive Smartphone prices further south.

Dubbed the MediaTek MT6582, the new chipset bears many similarities with the MediaTek MT6592 (the super duper popular one). Both are quad-core by design, based on the ARM Cortex A7 core. The max core clock for the MT6582 being 1.3 GHz, a full 100 MHz more than the MT6592. Both pack the same PowerVR SGX544MP GPU clocked at 286 MHz. However, the new low(er) cost SoC will only support displays up to 720p (unlike 1080p in the present chipset), 8 to 13 MP cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 3G and GPS. Another cut-down version of the chipset, dubbed the MT6582M, will be made available, but will only support qHD (960 x 540) displays.