Thursday, November 21, 2013

MediaTek launches MT6592 octa-core mobile platform

Hooray! MediaTek finally unveiled the new MT6592 platform, an octa-core mobile platform. Built on the advanced 28nm HPM high-performance process, it packs low-power Cortex™-A7 CPU cores, and courtesy of the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing use model on top of ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, all eight cores can operate simultaneously -- at up to between 1.7 GHz and 2 GHz, depending on the version. 

Concerning to multimedia subsystem, it integrates an ARM Mali™-450 MP graphics processor clocked at 700 MHz, an advanced video playback system supporting Ultra-HD 4Kx2K H.264 video playback and support for new video codecs such as H.265 and VP9, a 16-megapixel camera and a Full HD display.

MT6592 incorporates MediaTek's advanced multi-mode cellular modem and a full connectivity capability for dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing as well as Bluetooth, GPS and a FM tuner. The next big step for MediaTek is the entrance into LTE market, so let's see if there are any upcoming news regarding this matter.

The first devices to feature the new platform are expected to arrive as soon as end of year, so let's get ready for it!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

ZTE V987 (Dual SIM with 3G support)


Although I was still very happy with ZTE V970, specially now that it was already running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), I couldn't resist to try out a new smartphone based on the freshly released platform from MediaTek...

It was only a matter of time before ZTE came out with another device that would use the same look as its much anticipated Grand S. Announced as its fat brother, ZTE V987 (also known as Grand X Quad) is a Dual SIM Dual Standby smartphone based on MT6589 chipset. Despite the fact that the newest MediaTek chipset was announced as supporting Dual Active functionality, it doesn't means that every phone would include such a feature. Probably due to development and implementation costs, this phone still does not include that feature. In fact, it is yet to be seen the first DSFA device based on MT6589 platform.



Name:MediaTek MT6589
CPU:Quad-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex™-A7
GPU:PowerVR™ SGX 544MP
Instruction set:ARMv7 (VFPv4, NEON)

Software environment

Embedded:OS: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)


(width x height x depth):
141 x 70 x 8.9 millimetres
Weigth:165 grams (battery included)
Color:Black and white


Capacity: 2500 mAh


RAM:capacity:1 GB
ROM-capacity:4 GB
Expansion slot:microSD memory card, supporting up to 32 GB

Network support

Primary phone:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, UMTS 900 / 2100 MHz
Secondary phone:GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Data links:GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+


Type:IPS-LCD capacitive touchscreen / OGS (one glass solution)
Size:5 inches, HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels)


Main (rear):8 megapixels with autofocus and single LED flash
Secondary (front):1 megapixel


Bluetooth (802.15):Bluetooth 4.0 + Enhanced Data Rate + A2DP
Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi (802.11):  IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
USB:USB 2.0 Client, Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)
USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector

Satellite navigation

Built-in GPS module:MT6628 chipset
GPS antenna:Internal
Complementary GPS services:  A-GPS (Assisted GPS), MediaTek EPO (Extended Prediction Orbit), GLONASS

Additional features

Sensors:Gravity, Proximity and Light sensors
Analog Radio:FM radio (87.5-108 MHz) with RDS radio receiver
Others:Dedicated LED for notification of missed calls / new messages