Shortly a semi-powerful dual core chipset from MediaTek MT6577 will be shipping in market coupling two Cortex A9 cores and PowerVR Series 5 GPU. The Taiwanese company is not famous for producing high end chipsets like Qualcomm, TI and NVIDIA but their upcoming chipset MT6577 is good enough to run Android 4.0 ICS. The chipset can generate 1 GHz processor clock pulse which supports 720p display and 1080p HD video recording. The chipset also features integrated 3G/HSPA modem.
Budget friendly or cheap is a relative word. Thus, it is better to say MediaTek’s new MT6577 chipset will be used in smartphones that will be priced less than $200. It is regardless to say manufacturers like Gigabyte, ZTE etc. will be using this chipset in their upcoming droids. Thanks to MediaTek MT 6577 chipset more smartphones tagged less than $200 will be brought to market in next quarter. The chipset is ready for shipping. Now, it is interesting to see who starts the proceedings.