Mediatek Announces MTK6572 Dual Core Cortex A7 SoC For Entry-Level Smartphones

MediaTek has recently announced the MT6572, a  dual-core SoC with integrated Wi-Fi, FM, GPS and Bluetooth functions targeted at the entry segment. This SoC, manufactured using 28nm process technology, comes with a dual core cortex A7 processor @ 1.2GHz combined with a Mali-400 GPU and a multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem.

MT6572 Block Diagram
Mediatek MT6572 Functional Blocks (Source)

Other characteristics include support for up to HD 720p video playback and recording, 5MP camera, and up to qHD (960×540) displays.

One of the first smartphones based on the platform will be Sunspan D28X and D26X with 4.5″ display, 5MP camera, and running Android 4.2 version of the system. Both devices will come with 1600 mAh battery., and both will cater for the Chinese market with D28X supporting TD-SCDMA (China Mobile), and D26X W-CDMA (Unicom).

MediaTek claims MT6572 can be expected in hundreds of commercial models which will sell in June and beyond. MT6582, the quad core version, is expected in Q3 2013.

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13 Replies to “Mediatek Announces MTK6572 Dual Core Cortex A7 SoC For Entry-Level Smartphones”

  1. Oh this is good news indeed. For one I don’t really need a quad core anyway and second the Mali is interesting as it’s a shift from PowerVr.
    What I don’t really understand is why there’s a need for a quad core MT6582 ? Don’t they already have a quad core, the MT6589 ? Will this be a lower cost quad core ?
    Too about about the screen resolution limit, it’s kind of low but should be enough I guess.

  2. noname :
    Is that source legal? It seems some codes is encumbered with NDA from MediaTek.

    All Mediatek code I’ve seen contains all kinds of notices and NDAs and such in the headers. The fact is that it’s released under the GPL and that given the fact that it links to previously existing GPL code it’s GPL code whatever MediaTek says in its headers. If Mediatek doesn’t agree they can always sue and loose 🙂

  3. @onebir
    I wonder how Android 4.2 runs with 256 MB RAM, and with 512MB flash, you won’t much space to install anything.
    Could it be safe to assume it’s a fake Android 4.2?

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