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MediaTek continues to flesh out its next-generation mobile processor lineup with the introduction of the Helio P10, a "high-performance, high-value" System-on-Chip (SoC) aimed at slim form-factor smartphones. The P10 is MediaTek's first offering in its new Helio P family of chips for premium performance mobile devices, which are a step down from the Helio X family for the extreme performance category. Just last month, MediaTek rolled out the X20, a 10-core (deca-core) mobile part with eight 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores clocked up to 2GHz and two Cortex-A72 cores clocked up to 2.5GHz. The newly... Read more...
MediaTek introduced the first true octa-core mobile processor back in 2013 at a time when most flagship Android smartphones were packing quad-core processors. Today we’re learning that, just as today’s Android flagships have come around to octa-core power (HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge), MediaTek is preparing to launch a 10-core mobile processor later this year. That’s right, ten friggin’ cores for your smartphone or tablet. Remember, Apple’s iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2 are still rocking dual-core and triple-core processors respectively, and definitely hasn’t limited... Read more...
HTC just released its flagship One M9 smartphone in the U.S., priced at $649 unlocked. But that isn’t the only new smartphone coming from the HTC camp these days; the company just officially announced the One E9+ phablet for the Chinese market. Whereas the 5-inch One M9 makes do with a 1080p display, the One E9+ ups the ante with a 5.5-inch QHD display (535 PPI). Powering the phone is MediaTek MT6795M SOC, which is comparable in layout to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (two Cortex A57 cores, two Cortex A53 cores). The smartphone is equipped with 2GB of RAM, and has 16GB of internal storage (expandable... Read more...
Apparently all it takes to qualify as a luxury smartphone is a weird design, underwhelming specs, and an exorbitant price tag. Hey, don't take our word for it, just look at Hanmac's "New Defency" handset and then tell us if you see a different formula being used. It's one of two phones the France-based company just announced, both of which will be sold in China. The other is a feature phone, though it's the oddly named New Defency with a bit of a steampunk aesthetic going for it that has it equal parts curious and perplexed. There's copious metal used in the construction along with metallic... Read more...
In addition to the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+, Lenovo came to MWC with a trio of smartphones. The eye-catching handsets--the S860, S850, and S660--all feature quad-core MediaTek (1.3GHz) processors, dual SIM cards, Android 4.2, and overall solid specs. Lenovo S860 The S860 has a 5.3-inch (1280x720) display and 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, and 8MP/1.6MP rear- and front cameras. The handset features on-the-go charging of other devices, which is a feature that makes sense on a smartphone only because this one boasts up to 24 hours of (3G) talk time and 40 days of standby battery life. Lenovo S850... Read more...
Like a lot of companies, Lenovo is about to get busy at CES--really busy. First up is Lenovo’s new spate of smartphones, headlined by the Lenovo Vibe Z, which is the company’s first LTE handset. There’s also the 6-inch S930, 4.7-inch S650, and 5-inch A859. The Vibe Z ($549) is a thin phone (7.9mm) with Android 4.3 that rocks a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (2.2GHz) and a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS display. The smartphone also features 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera with an f1.8 aperture lens, and a 5MP front-facing camera with an 84-degree lens.... Read more...
BLU is a bit of an outsider smartphone maker, but the company continues to roll out products designed to shake things up. A new model, the BLU Life Pro, has solid specs all around and also features a 5MP front camera and 12MP rear camera to keep pocket photographers and videographers happy, as both cameras can record 1080p HD video at 30fps. The Life Pro also features a quad-core MediaTek MT6589T (1.5GHz) with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. The 5-inch display has a resolution of 1280x720 and a scratch-resistant surface. For connectivity, the smartphone offers WiFi,... Read more...
MediaTek on Wednesday announced what it claims is the world's first heterogeneous computing SoC (System-on-Chip) with a scalable eight-core processor for improved multi-tasking performance, more multimedia muscle, and excellent performance per watt. Dubbed "MT6592," MediaTek is billing its chip as the first true octa-core mobile platform. Built using a 28nm HPM high-performance manufacturing process, the MT6592 has eight CPU cores, each of which is capable of running at up to 2GHz. The octa-core architecture is fully scalable and supposedly runs both low-power and more demanding tasks equally effectively... Read more...
Just days ago, the IDC reported that smartphone shipments outpaced those of feature phones for the first time, and although feature phones offer an extremely low-cost option for those needing basic mobile communication, it’s clear that more people are hungry for the amenities of smartphones. Fortunately, low-end smartphones are proliferating, and now MediaTek has developed a chip to help push performance on those devices up a notch with the MT6572 dual-core ARM SoC (Cortex A7, 1.2GHz). The MT6572 is built with the 28nm process technology and features integrated WiFi, FM, GPS, and Bluetooth.... Read more...
The leap from a so-called “dumbphone” to a smartphone is huge; unfortunately, so is the cost in most cases. There’s a growing market domestically and worldwide for entry- and mid-level smartphones, and MediaTek has a platform designed for those smartphone market segments. In a press release, MediaTek quotes Neil Mawston, Executive Director, Global Wireless Practice, at Strategy Analytics, as saying, “We expect significant growth in entry and mid-level smartphones, with wholesale prices under US$190, over the coming years.” STAR A1919 Smartphone With MT6573 The 3rd-generation... Read more...
Mediatek, a long standing partner of ARM, has licensed the company's Mali-400 GPU and will be using it in upcoming handheld and portable devices such as media players and personal navigation devices.  This might not really sound like much, but this is the first major Mali-400 licensing announcement since the technology was launched back in June 2008.  Mali-400 traces its ancestry back to Falanx, a Norwegian graphics IP company that originally came up with the whole Mali series, which was – obviously – acquired by ARM. The company boasts its low power consumption and high performance –... Read more...