It isn’t really hard to obtain an Android 4.0 phone under $ 200 if you’re willing to sign your life away with an agreement. Getting one that’s valuable at that exact same figure contract-free, nevertheless, needs some leaping with hoops. MediaTek has to be an acrobat, as it merely released the MT6577, a chip design for the most entry level of smartphones. The part’s prudent focus doesn’t keep it from packing in a dual-core, 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 cpu, a PowerVR SGX set 5 for graphics and an HSPA modem for 3G. Those specs might only have actually been cutting-edge in 2011, however they’re incredibly speedy for a starter device in 2012– quickly enough to drive Google’s OS on a 720p screen while supporting 1080p video presentation. The MT6577 is a drop-in replacement for its MT6575 forefather, and it’s correctly going to be used incredibly rapidly by “leading global consumers” this summer. Knowing MediaTek’s latest clients, that could possibly quickly lead to a sea of very budget friendly phones from Gigabyte, ZTE and others that have no problems eating an Ice Cream Sandwich.
Continue reading MediaTek MT6577 assists push dual-core Android 4.0 smartphones under $ 200 contract-freeMediaTek MT6577 helps push dual-core Android 4.0 smartphones under $ 200 contract-free originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 02:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink|MediaTek|E-mail this|Opinions