MediaTek quad-core chips coming in Q4. Smartphones using them to be out in Q1 2013
After unveiling a series of cheap single-core and dual-core SoCs, Taiwan’s MediaTek is now getting ready to produce quad-core chips.
China Times reports that MediaTek plans to start mass-producing its own quad-core chips in the fourth quarter of the year. The new chips should use 28nm technology, just like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4.
Smartphones based on MediaTek’s quad-core solutions are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2013. And they’ll probably be affordable.
For now, only Chinese and Taiwanese companies (like Acer or Lenovo) use MediaTek chips for their Android smartphones. But more handset makers will probably join soon.