Samsung To Buy Quad-Core And Octa-Core Processors From MediaTek In 2014

This one's a shocker which, quite frankly, nobody saw coming. According to a new report published by DiGiTimes, Samsung, the world's largest phone maker, will begin using MediaTek quad-core and octa-core SoCs in their future Smartphones, starting next year.

We'd like to remind you that despite packing many cores, MediaTek processors aren't all that "crazy" fast. This is because the CPU is based on the power-optimized ARM Cortex A7 architecture, which is puny compared to today's Krait 400 and ARM Cortex A15 based CPUs. It's highly likely that Samsung uses MediaTek's chips in their entry-level and mid-range Smartphones. This is very good news as these chips are very power efficient, and are most definitely faster than existing solutions. We wonder which Samsung device will end up with MediaTek's octa-core MT6592 SoC though.