Handsets with MediaTek MT6577 dual core processor ready to hit the Indian markets

Finally the word is out; MediaTek MT6577 dual core processor will power the much awaited android smartphones in India. There are quite a few handsets lined up for that dual core advantage with no clue as to when the handset will hit the Indian markets, now we know when.

MediaTek today announced the MT6577 chipset with dual core advantage ready to power up upcoming handsets in India. With this news we would see some brands launching their handsets probably by end of this month or the next.

The handsets namely the Spice Mi-500, Micromax A90, (Micromax A100 – not sure) and probably the Karbonn A24 may also get this dual core advantage. As we all know the A90 which seems to be the best low cost brand, when launched came with a single core processor. Micromax will be launching the A90 dual core version too, pretty soon, possibly with a price of 2K extra.

Another reason  I believe that the Karbonn A24 will come with this processor, cause this chipset does support resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Though some brands did announce their dual core handsets, but MT6577 was not available in India, until now,  and hence the delay.

The MT6577 dual core Cortex ARM A9 processor is clocked at 1.0 GHz coupled with Imagination Technologies PowerVR Series5 SGX GPU. The dual core architecture used is similar to what is being used in most of the high end smartphones.

The MT6577 supports ICS, HD and full HD video playback and other features usually found on smartphones like camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. When compared with MediaTek single core processors the M76577 can improve performance by up to 40%.

MediaTek MT6577 dual core

There are many low cost handsets with excellent feature and affordable price tags already flooding the Indian markets and now get ready for the dual core versions, coming soon.

{ 20 Responses }

  1. avi says

    All good to see this but I think karbomn is not going to use it as this dual core chipset supports upto ics, not a word on the support of jelly bean.

  2. sandy says

    So that's why MMX A90 is out of stock everywhere, so should I wait for MMX A90 Dual core, and when will they launch it?

  3. Amey Nevrekar says

    Looking at the configuration of this chipset do you mean to say:

    1. the mi-500 will now sport a 8mp camera instead of the 5mp as earlier announced?

    2. The mi-500 will now support HD Playback and HD recording?

    3. The mi-500 will now have display in terms of resolution?

    Please respond

    If spice MI500 and Micromax A100 both sport this mediatec then which one should i go for?

    • gogi says

      Amey, I am not sure for now what Mi-500 will come loaded with but the dual core as mentioned on this page can support even higher screen & camera resolution as on the Micromax A90. And it can easily play 1080p videos. And expect a dual core soon any time within 1 month, probably from Micromax.

  4. pawandeep singh says

    hi gogi, the latest piece of news is that mediatek has announced in their press release that dual core version of mmx a90 along with two other phones one of which might be micromax a100 will be released this month along with spice mi 500. So guys the wait for dual core versions is over, i just hope they take care of the niggling problems in few handsets of mmx a100 and it would be a potential money spinner for them i think, what do you think gogi? it was on the cards tho to release dual core versions, whats ur take?

    • gogi says

      Well depends on the price, MM has already launched the A90 and a dual core A90 should be around 15K, for A100 it will be around 2K extra (Rs. 12,000) and the Spice 500 I believe will be on the same lines as A100 so it will try to compete with the A100 price wise.

  5. Amit Kaushik says

    Gogi i have seen many chinese mobiles with good built, offering IPS Screen with Gorilla Glass, 1 GB ram, dual core MediaTeK processor, with 5-8 megapixel camera. The offered price is around 10-13KINR. I dont know why it has been delayed in Indian Market.

  6. pawandeep singh says

    hi gogi, the latest news is that MediaTek has announced that Spice Stellar Horizon (Mi-500)/ Micromax A90 would come with MT6577 this month. This comes straight from them and apparently they have confirmed the news.

  7. pranav jindal says

    mt6577 is quite enough for maintaining price and performance, it being a cortex A9 and dual core. hoping for some good phones with good build quality soon.

  8. shashank says

    This means that karboon and spice were waiting for this dual core processor that's why they were delaying their smartphone, now it has arrived so we can see a new dual core smartphone in near upcoming month, right gogi?

    • gogi says

      Thanks, I think for MT6588 and MT6583 its a long way to go. Probably these low cost manufactures will try to limit handsets up to Rs. 15K which seems affordable. For quad-core even at a higher price, there will be few takers. So for now they will and the consumers will be happy with dual core tech.

  9. pawandeep singh says

    hi gogi, mediatek is already onto manfucturing quad core mtk 6588 and they will start production from next month and the handsets will be available at the end of this year. Here are the specs- built-in-4-core CPU running at 1GHz clockspeed, support dual-channel that can transmit data up to 1066 Mbps multimode modem of the WCDMA Additionally, this chipset also supports high performance graphical display of up to 13 million pixels, support for HD video 1080p playback. So, this new chipset has updated to SGX GPU 544, the MT6588 level of overall GPU doubling MT6588 quad-core support resolution 1280 * 800 HD level MT6588 the L1 cache, 32KB L2 secondary cache 1Mb.what do you think? exciting times? even tho i expected the current lot to come up with dual core 6577 but better late than never, whats ur take gogi?

    • gogi says

      Yes great times ahead, but I hope they keep the price at a happy level. More to come in coming months, a <del datetime="2012-09-13T09:54:31+00:00">bit</del> MEGA BYTE slow, but yes its coming.