Eight Cortex-A53 and CDMA for China
MediaTek is definitely shaping up to become a serious competitor in the smartphone SoC market. The company started the octa-core thing last year, with a frugal Cortex-A7 chip and in 2015 most players are following with big.LITTLE chips.
Qualcomm MDM6600 chip
There are some people with money there
Order coming December for January Verizon launch