Mediakek MT6589 processors are omni-present in the latest Chinese smartphones, and we can see new models based on the platform pop-up every week. But Mediatek SoC are almost exclusively used in smartphones and tablets, so MUCH Media Magic i5 Android Game Console proves it can also be used in other applications too, although one might argue a portable game console is just a tablet, or in this case a phablet, with some extra buttons…
Magic Media i5 Specifications:
- SoC – Mediatek MT6589 quad core Cortex A7 @ 1.2GHz + PowerVR SGX544MP GPU
- System Memory – 1GB LPDDR2 RAM
- Storage – 4GB of storage memory
- Display – 5 “IPS display with 1280×720 resolution
- Battery – 3550 mAh
- Network – 3G-WCDMA module with dual sim
- Camera – Rear and front cameras
- USB – 2x microUSB ports
- Controls- Physical keys with shortcuts …
The device runs Android 4.2 and is said to come pre-loaded with several emulators, and a mapping control app. AndroidPC.es reports the console will be available in China for 1299 RMB (about $212).
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
I kind of want one of this but I do wonder if I could really use it as a phone. It’s a pity if not, it has dual sim, a large battery and pretty much all a smartphone needs but the game controls might be bothering.
Here is another one that can be used as a regular tablet also.
But not a phone…
There also a Chinese one like that (Benx Transformer Game Pad L2: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/04/29/iben-gamepad-android-game-consoles-powered-by-allwinner-soc/) based on AllWinner A31.
Looks like the thing in one GeekBuying website for $200 – http://www.geekbuying.com/item/MUCH-i5-Professional-Game-Phone-5-Inch-IPS-Screen-MTK6589-Android-4-2-OS-1G-4G-8MP-Camera-3G-GPS—Black-320544.html