MediaTek, the popular Taiwanese mobile chipmaker, is reportedly planning to release 10-core or 12-core mobile CPUs in 2015.
According to Chinese blog Mydrivers, an insider of the mobile phone industry has revealed that MediaTek is developing mobile processors with more than 8 cores – could be 10 or even 12 cores, and if everything works out well, then the new multi-core processor will be up for release in 2015.
To remind you, MediaTek had released the 64-bit architecture processors last year, which includes the octa-core MT6795, MT6752, and MT6732. The MediaTek MT6795 operates on frequency of 2.2GHz, and has been reported that the SoC will debut with HTC’s upcoming flagship One (M9) aka HTC Hima.
The MediaTek MT6795 SoC features the company’s new CorePilot technology, which provides multi-processor performance and thermal control, as well as offers dual-channel LPDDR3 clocked at 933MHz in a smartphone.
Some key features of the MT6795 include 2K (2560×1600 pixels) on device display support; 120Hz mobile display with Response Time Enhancement and ClearMotion Technology; 480fps 1080p super-slow motion video feature support; new integrated, low-power hardware support for H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record and playback; support for Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150Mbps/50Mbps); support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, FM, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, ANT+, and multi-mode wireless charging support.
Source : MediaTek Developing 12-Core Mobile Processors for 2015: Report, Hitesh Arora, January 12, 2015 ( http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/mediatek-developing-12-core-mobile-processors-for-2015-report-647663 )