MTK G50 Processor found in Android Headunits

MTK G50 is not a real processor, just another name for the 8227L_Demo SoC.

MTK is MediaTek a massive company that churned out the 8227L by the million. The 8227L SoC is still being sold to this day in the same old guise as the 8227L_ALPS_DEMO android headunits.

New name, same product

There is no MediaTek G50 with the 1Gb RAM specifications ever produced. This Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC processor going by the G50 name. Fitted in the low end (lowest end) android head units is the 8227L.

What’s in a name?

Processor names are all about marketing. The 8227L_Demo name has been dragged through the dirt due to all the fakery and deception attached to it caused by a small number of sellers. But not just that, 4 cores and 1Gb RAM associated with the 8227L is known for a very poor android experience.

New name MTK G50

The new name MTK G50 sounds like its a new processor. New processors are faster than the old generation of chips, just by the use of never fab technology and chip design. You could imagine that some would assume the MTK G50 is a new chip, with all that new chip goodness?

Or could the new MTKG50 name just be used as a smoke screen to hide the true nature of the chip fitted to these low end android head units? If it’s not called the 8227L_DEMO, it can’t be bad, right?

Same Spec

The MTK G50 has the same spec as the 8227L chips, so although it may have a different name, it is still the same core at heart, beating, very, very slowly.


<br /> Quad Core processor with just<br /> 4 ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore<br /> Clock speed of 1.1Ghz to 1.3Ghz<br /> 32 Bit processing with 2Gb Maximum RAM<br /> Typically 1GB RAM Fitted.


The very old quad core design, with its 4 ARM Coretex A7 MPcores clocked at around 1Ghz is very slow by modern standards. This chip was designed to run Android 4.4.4 and struggles even running android 6. Todays consumers expect more speed and fluidity from their electrical devices today. The mass adoption of mid to high end phones means that people know how well these android devices should operate. The MTK G50 (MTK8227L) is not up to modern expectations of processing performance.

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