6″ Intex Aqua i17 with MediaTek Octa-core processor Smartphone
Intex i17 is also known as Intex Aqua i17, India’s first smartphone with MediaTek’s true octa-core processor (because all 8 cores will work at the same time whereas in case of Samsung Octa Core Smartphones it doesn’t). Although Intex i17 will be having this unique feature, hopefully it will be set to a budget price of Rs 20,000 (INR) only and will release in January 2014.
Functioning and Uniqueness of Intex i17
The working factor for Intex phablet is MediaTeks chipset MT-6592 which is different to Exynos 5 chipset that of Samsung Octa-core. As the other having a two set of quad-core chips which operate independently according to the intensity of the task. Dividing their task, Four Cortex-A15 cores are activated for heavy-duty operations and remaining four Cortex-A7 cores do less intensive tasks.
Relation and Status of Market as on January 2014
After launching the Intex i17 phone in India in January 2014, the Intex will be the only company to run on the true Octa-core device. Currently, MNC outfit Samsung is the only vendor in India to sell 8-core smartphones, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3.
Intex Aqua i17 will be riding on the MediaTek Octa-Core processor offering, whether that will be sufficient to the please Indian market, only time will tell.
So, How many would opt for this super Octa processor Phablet?
Intex already announced that they have partnered with MediaTek to launch INDIAS first MediaTek – MT6592 Smartphone with Octa Core Processors.
Intex Octa-Core smartphone specifications
- 6-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
- 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with 700 MHz Mali 450-MP4 GPU
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 13MP auto focus camera with LED Flash, 1080p Full HD video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, dual Yamaha 1420 speakers with 1.2W output
- 7mm thickness (Ultra Slim)
- 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, aGPS
- 2GB RAM, 16GB/ 32GB internal memory
- 2300 mAh removable battery
Note: i17 might not be the final name of the device, and the device might launch with a different name