Quad-core MediaTek SoC spins Cortex-A72 into Android tablets

MediaTek unveiled an “MT8173″ SoC for Android tablets that mixes 2.4GHz Cortex-A72 and -A53 cores with a PowerVR GPU, and also showed an octa-core -A53 SoC. Last month ARM unveiled a 64-bit, ARMv8 Cortex-A72 processor design for mobile devices, claimed to be twice as fast as the Cortex-A57. The first...