Reports in the Taiwanese media suggest that MediaTek recently introduced a new eight-core chipset to a number of clients recently. Samples of the MT6592 chip apparently went out to a number of manufacturers including Sony, with a view to launching devices with this chipset in early 2014.
The Xperia C was Sony’s first smartphone to utilise a MediaTek quad-core chipset (MT6589). The new 28nm MT6592 chip is rumoured to have a native eight-core processor with clock speeds between 1.7GHz to 2.0GHz. Whilst AnTuTu benchmark scores don’t exceed that of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 chipset, they are pretty good in their own right at 30,000. We’d be surprised if Sony wasn’t looking at what MediaTek had to offer to be honest, especially considering the cheaper prices and Sony’s focus on China.
Via Phone Arena.