War of chipset makers: Smartphones that you can expect

A phone with 25000 score on benchmark, UltraHD display, 2.3 GHz quad core processor, 22 megapixel dual 3D camera - all this is coming your way for Rs 20,000. - The Mobile Indian
Celkon Signature HD A119Q (Rs 12,499):
Celkon 119Q Signature HD is based on latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and runs on MTK 6589 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 4... more 
Celkon Signature HD A119Q (Rs 12,499):
Celkon 119Q Signature HD is based on latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and runs on MTK 6589 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It comes with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM (2.56 GB user usable memory). More from The Mobile Indian

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Mon 8 Jul, 2013 12:30 PM IST

There was a time when interesting and powerful specification was for high end smartphones only but not anymore. The war between chip makers like Mediatek, Qualcomm and to some extent Intel and Nvidia will benefit the end consumer as these chipmakers try to bring more powerful and yet fully integrated chipsets to the market at cut throat pricing. A glimpse of the same is already reflects in the fact that handset makers now have managed to launch quad core processor based phones for even less than Rs 9,000.

But the war isn't showing any signs of letup as many chipset makers have made a slew of announcements that points to smartphones with specifications that not so long ago was equated with laptops only.
Here is a look at all the chipmakers portfolio to know what is already being planned with few launches already happening and what is store for you in next few months from smartphones brands. Though we warn you that if you are in an urgent need of buying a phone you should not read the story as you might want to delay your purchase for few more days.

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Octa Core will be the new Quad Core?

However the real exciting news from Mediatek camp is the completely new series of octa core processor, called MTK6592. This will take the Samsung Exynos 5 processor of Samsung Galaxy Fame head on. The good news is that while Samsung chipset can employ only four cores work at any given time, Mediatek offering is likely to use all eight cores at once if the task demands so.
The processors will be clocked at 1.7 to 2.0 GHz and handsets based on this would cost almost half of what Samsung Galaxy S4 costs, well that's our guess. However nothing about MTK6592 is official yet, but is more or less certain.
iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 FHD
Specs
Featuring Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 1.5 GHz quad core processor the iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 is an exciting proposition at Rs 15,990. Competing against brands ... more 
iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 FHD
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Featuring Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 1.5 GHz quad core processor the iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 is an exciting proposition at Rs 15,990. Competing against brands like Micromax, LG and Sony the iBerry Auxus Nuclea N1 now becomes the new contender for low cost full HD smartphones in India. The Auxus Nuclea N1 will be available on pre-booking starting July 13 at a special launch price of Rs 15,990 while the regular price is set at Rs 18,000. Pre-booking will be available through the official website www.iberry.asia as well as through the online shopping portal ebay.in.
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Fri 5 Jul, 2013 4:30 PM IST

The rumors have it that Sony will be the first one to use this chipset and launch a device on the same by November this year. Indian and Chinese brands are sure to release the phones based on the platform as soon as they can, probably by the end of this year. We will also see quad core version of this chipset which will offer better battery life than the current Mediatek 6589 chipset.
So we are looking at smartphones with full HD display, 2 GB RAM, 13 megapixel camera and benchmark scores of around 25000 which is like todays best figures from top of the line smartphones from the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony (current level with MTK6589 is 13000) being launched for around Rs 20,000.

Mediatek
Mediatek is the favourite chipmaker for Indian and Chinese brands. Most quad core phones that you see in the market priced below Rs 20,000 are based on Mediatek MTK6589 chipset. Though it was popular amongst Indian brands, its quad core processors still do not offer the same performance levels as a Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro or Nvidia chipsets. It does manage to beat Qualcomm's lower end quad core offering in benchmark scores though.
There are dozens of quad core Android smartphones in the Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 price range. However, many MNC companies have launched their dual core Android smartphones in the same price range too, ... more 
There are dozens of quad core Android smartphones in the Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 price range. However, many MNC companies have launched their dual core Android smartphones in the same price range too, which raises an obvious question- Are these quad core phones any better than dual core handsets? More on The Mobile Indian less 
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Wed 12 Jun, 2013 11:30 AM IST

Recently, it has announced MTK6589T chipset that offers better clock speed of up to 1.5 GHz and also supports 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, full HD display and faster 3G speeds. It also supports Miracast display (wireless display standard to share content with connected displays). Already a few devices have been launched with the new chipset that includes the Xolo Q1000S and Spice Pinnacle FHD.

And this is just the start, you will have launch based on this chipset from every Indian and Chinese handset brands in coming few days with price point of Rs 17,000 looking like the top end for the Indian brands.
It has also introduced 6589m which is the lower end of the scale and has a significantly reduced SGX544 GPU and supports only 8 megapixel camera. The phone based on this platform will come with non HD display and 5 megapixel cameras and will be priced in the range of Rs 9,000.

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