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What about next Jolla phone with MTK 6595 inside? (AnTuTu Benchmark ~50 000 score)

asked 2014-12-22 00:11:01 +0200

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updated 2015-01-05 01:39:26 +0200

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Now MTK 6595 is one of the fastest SoCs for mobile devices, in AnTuTu Benchmark it gains about ~50 000 score and MTK 6595M ~43 000 score.

This SoC support next technologies: GSM, WCDMA, FDD/TDD-LTE, CMCC 3G, CMCC 4G, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE; position systems: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS.

I think, considering the common low cost of MTK SoC's, it would be the optimal choice. But what about drivers for this SoC and other potential problems i dont know..

What do you feel about it, sailors?

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How well supported by Linux is this SoC? The reason we're stuck with kernel 3.4 is because the ultra-closed drivers needed, which are only provided for Android. Astonishingly, this also seems the case for the Intel-powered Jolla tablet... The current Linux release is 3.18, with much improved BTRFS and F2FS support, amongst others.

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-12-22 00:57:48 +0200 )edit

If I understood the blog post on the driver situation of the tablet correctly, they felt the provided Android drivers caused less trouble and were more stable than either porting something more open (i.e., Mesa) or developing their own.

sidv ( 2014-12-22 01:09:54 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-12-22 01:06:14 +0200

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updated 2014-12-22 02:00:18 +0200

Talking purely hardware not driver support (another important topic!), I guess we face the same issue here as with the screen size. Some feel that a large screen estate is good for their purposes and others feel the current size is perfect and some have stated they'd prefer a smaller size. Its a matter of taste.P ersonally, I'd choose the most energy efficient choice (i.e., quick at race to low power states yet not draining energy overly proportional) over the most powerful one. I can understand the longing for more power however. :-)

Additionally, the Jolla ecosystem seems to be less focused on power-hungry applications such as games, personally another reason for a "good enough" choice.

Now concerning the feature set: YES! Please please please something that works on 3G and 4G networks in the US, 2G is.... well... 2G.

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answered 2014-12-22 01:10:18 +0200

Giacomo Di Giacomo gravatar image

As said elsewhere, Mediatek make some wonderful chips at incredible prices, but as good as their engineers are, their managers must not be very bright, since drivers are not made public. Things are changing now that people are moving toward CyanogenMod-based Android phones, that are updated on a daily basis, rather than being stuck with ancient Android releases. Anyway, until Mediatek officially start releasing driver sources, unfortunately Sailfish will only be available for Qualcomm SOCs.

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answered 2014-12-22 01:54:59 +0200

Claudio Maradonna gravatar image

I think we don t need best hardware to finish in comparison with others phone. We need the hardware that allow us work best with excellwnt battery life. We need to make better software than better hardware. I think this is the way. This Jolla works better than a One Plus One (boot comparison, open media files..) but it s not a 2.5 Ghz Snap... ;-)

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MTK is also much cheaper. Cost is a key consideration. If you get the best hardware with the best software, then you'll get many more customers onboard. Right now, Adroid apps and even native apps are really lagging in Jolla phone.

chinauser ( 2014-12-22 10:21:07 +0200 )edit
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