MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor unveiled; competes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and Samsung Exynos

After quad-core processors, octa-core processors might be the next big thing. While Qualcomm and Samsung have already unveiled their octa-core processors, it is now MediaTek’s turn to unveil an octa-core processor. This one is based on ARM Cortex-A17 chipset and will be targeting high-end devices. The MediaTek MT6595 Octa-core processor will come with 4 1.7 Cortex A7 cores which will work simultaneously along with 4 2.2-2.5 GHz A17 cores. All these will work in tandem with the Rogue PowerVR Series6 GPU.


ARM Cortex-A17 is said to improve performance by 60 percent, compared to current A9 processors available in the market. It is suited to not just the needs of new-age smartphones, but even Smart TVs and wearables.

MediaTek MT 6595 octa-core processor details

The MediaTek MT 6595 octa-core processor will also be MediaTek’s first shot at the high-end device market. These processors will not just be ordinary MediaTek processors generally found in low-end processors but high-end processors made for premium devices. It will, for the first time, compete with processors such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 805 on their own turf.

MediaTek claims that their processor is better than Exynos. It also has an H.265 Ultra HD Codec built in for 4K video recording and playback.