MediaTek quad core solution empowers Micromax A116 Canvas HD

23rd January 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, January 22, 2013: MediaTek, a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has launched its quad-core MT6589 smartphone to hit in the Indian market. Micromax has selected the MT6589 to power its latest smartphone, A116 Canvas HD.

Grant Kuo, Managing Director, MediaTek India, said,  ”The MT6589 is a special achievement for MediaTek globally in many ways. Not only is it our first quad-core chipset, but is also the world’s first commercialized quad-core SoC. It is also the world’s first HSPA+ smartphone platform supporting Dual-SIM, Dual-Active functionality. With the MT6589, MediaTek has also become the first company to combine a quad-core Cortex-A7 and leading edge 28nm manufacturing with TrustZone(r) for system-level security. I am happy that Micromax has become the first company in India to deploy our MT6589 chipset to offer awesome performance at an unbeatable price.”

Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager – Business Development, MediaTek, said, “This impressive, highly integrated solution enables handset makers to reduce time to market, simplify product development and manage product differentiation in a more cost effective way, for any market worldwide. It offers a blazing performance and flexibility with simplicity and at an incredibly affordable price point.”

The new quad-core MT6589 System on a Chip (SoC) integrates MediaTek’s advanced multi-mode (SoC) integrates MediaTek’s advanced multi-mode UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem that can support up to 42/11Mbps (Rel. 8 HSPA+), a power-efficient quad-core Cortex(tm)-A7 CPU subsystem from ARM, PowerVR(tm) Series5XT GPU from Imagination Technologies, and is delivered in 28nm process technology. As a leader in Dual-SIM technology, the MT6589 makes it possible to receive calls on both the SIMs concurrently due to its Dual-SIM, Dual-Active functionality. The chipset solution manages to deliver all these premium multimedia capabilities with extremely low power consumption. The MT6589 also supports multi-screen content sharing through Miracast technology and pre-integrates MediaTek’s leading 4-in-1 connectivity combo to support 802.11n Wi-Fi, BT4.0, GPS and FM Radio.

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