Mediatek MT6589 quad core Soc (System on Chip) has been launched. Incidentally the MT6589 is also the first quad core SoC with dual SIM support. This Cortex A7 quad core chip is power efficient and coupled with powerVR Series 5XT GPU.
With Mediatek MT6589 launched we can expect quad core handsets hitting the Indian markets much before mid 2013. We could also see the prices of dual core and single core handsets falling, a little bit.
The MT6589 is powerful; it can play 1080p movies at 30fps with ease and even record videos. 13 Megapixels is the maximum camera resolution supported. As for the screen resolution the max supported is 1920×1080 pixels.
When the dual core Mediatek mt6577 was first launched, the dual core handsets were available in India within 2 months, Micromax A110 being the top selling dual core handset so far. Let’s see which brand becomes the first to launch the quad core with at least 1GB RAM and with an affordable price tag in India. There will be a lot happening in 2013.
The Mediatek MT6589 also supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, 2D to 3D conversion in real time, 3D UI and much more.
Source : MediaTek.