Samsung may say its Galaxy S4’s Exynos 5 Octa chipset has eight cores, but in reality, the chip follows ARM’s big. LITTLE architecture and is a combination of two quad-core processors—a powerful Cortex A15 chip and a power-efficient Cortex A7 CPU. However, it seems Taiwan-based MediaTek might be the one to unveil the first smartphone/tablet chipset to actually boast of eight cores.
The chipset will reportedly be manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor’s 28nm fabrication process, the same manufacturing process that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chips are made on. It’s also stated that the SoC achieved a point score of around 30,000 on AnTuTu Benchmark, which means it falls somewhat behind the Snapdragon 800, which has a score of about 35,000 on AnTuTu. The MT6952 is, however, much faster than the Snapdragon 600, which falls below the 25,000 point mark.
However , the MT6952 SoC is sure to be cheaper than comparable offerings by competitors considering the number of low-cost phones using the company’s chips. The company’s MT6589 SoC is more or less the
so we might see some octa core phones from QMobile next year, 2014