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  • Gemuk - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    Why would anybody use the X10 over this? Reply
  • close - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    Well... for one this is Premium and that's eXtreme. Branding is a powerful tool.

    One other important aspect is that 2160p. 1080p is nothing to brag about on a phone's box. No manufacturer wants to have a premium phone (just below the flagship) that delivers the same numbers on paper as every other phone out there, even entry level ones. And that 2160p figure on the box will more than compensate for crippled figures like those of the integrated modem.

    When you sell numbers (like screen res and video capabilities) at some point you have to start working on components that aren't as marketable on the box but are needed to support those numbers (like a SoC that's able to drive all that) even if real world benefits are small.
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  • jjj - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    X10 will approach the end of it's life cycle and be replaced by X20 when this one arrives. Reply
  • LukaP - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    "We'll continue to see the 28nm process continue to live on for a long time"
    Quite an odd sentence. May i recommend "The 28nm process will live on for a long time", as a less awkward alternative? Or perhaps "We'll see the 28nm process continue to live on for a very long time".
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  • Andrei Frumusanu - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    Typo, I meant to write the latter version. Thanks. Reply
  • yannigr2 - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    Mediatek is getting serious and this is good. Reply
  • Vegator - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    I have a strong suspicion that the SoC will continue to use a single-channel 32-bit memory controller, perhaps with support for higher clock speeds.

    It is my understanding that a dual-channel memory controller (because of the extra pins and data connections) can significantly raise manufacturing cost of both the SoC (including packaging) and the phone PCB. Current mid-range SoCs such as the MT6752 and Snapdragon 615 all use a single channel memory controller for this reason.

    MT6752 with its Cortex-A53 cores and MediaTek's interconnect bus already achieved relatively high memory efficiency with just a single DRAM channel (as illustrated, for example, by Geekbench memory subtest scores). The Mali-T760 GPU (and by extension the Mali-T860) also contain memory bandwidth optimization techniques that seem to make even 1080p workable with just a single channel of memory bandwidth.
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  • jjj - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    So the MT6755 gets a fancy name.
    Assumed it's on HPC+ , wonder if the SD620/618 is on it too.
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  • zodiacfml - Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - link

    28nm...... one would spend more time on a charger unless its a tablet. Reply

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