MediaTek Enables Premium True Octa-core™ LTE Experience on ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s HERO 2 Smartphone

Berlin, Germany – September 4, 2014 – MediaTek today announced the latest device to be powered by its inclusive technologies, the HERO 2 from ALCATEL ONETOUCH. Sitting at the high-end of ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s smartphones, it is embedded with MediaTek’s True Octa-core™ MT6592 and MT6290 LTE modem. As the latest addition to MediaTek’s ever-expanding LTE portfolio, HERO 2 promises to enable consumers around the world to access stylish, high-quality LTE technology.

MediaTek’s MT6592 is capable of delivering world-class computation capabilities to support premium gaming and web browsing experiences. As with many other multi-core SoCs by MediaTek, the MT6592 is equipped with MediaTek’s proprietary CorePilot™ technology to elevate the overall user experience with optimized performance, and excellent thermal and battery efficiency.

The high-performance MT6592 also enables the HERO 2 to deliver exceptional multimedia and multi-tasking capabilities. The ARM® Mali™ graphics engine in the chip is powerful enough to drive the HERO 2’s 6” 1080p Full HD display, providing users with an immersive viewing experience for any video, game or app. For heavy multi-taskers, the HERO 2 is equipped with the Dual Screen capability, allowing users to run two apps at once, fully utilizing the power of True Octa-core.

“ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s new HERO 2 is a truly revolutionary smartphone in every way. We’ve designed it to be elegant, light and packed full of advanced features that make the device a pleasure to use for both work and play,” said Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer of ALCATEL ONETOUCH. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with MediaTek to make LTE accessible to everyone.”

“We’re very pleased to add ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s HERO 2 to our growing ecosystem of LTE-enabled devices. The MT6592, with our CorePilot technology, enables HERO 2 to strike a balance between performance and battery longevity, which is a hallmark of smartphones powered by our solutions,” said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit. “The launch of HERO 2 also solidifies MediaTek’s long-standing commitment to expanding LTE adoption worldwide, and enabling anyone to be, what we like to call, an Everyday Genius.”

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Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.