A conference in China is scheduled at December 11 of this year for the introduction of the quad-core MediaTek chip, dubbed as the MTK6589/MT6589. We can expect that the market this upcoming 2013 will be flooded by these MT6589-powered handsets starting the first quarter.
We recently reported about the MT6588 which is a quad-core processor as well. This MT6589 might be a more advance one, still no words about the exact specifications and feature of this SoC. But as we know about MediaTek, they offer cheaper SoC’s so we can expect pricing of these MT6589 phones will be cheaper compared to other quad-cores with Qualcomm’s chips and the like.
ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo, Gionee, BackGammon, OPPO, and TCL, are expected to be the first to adopt this SoC. We can expect that the first batch of quad-core MT6589 chipset will come from these manufacturer giants.