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Wi-Fi is fast these days. The current state of the art, known as Wi-Fi 6E, can top 1Gbps for multiple clients at once in real-world applications, not just on highly-theoretical spec sheets. It's no replacement for Ethernet yet, but refinements in real-world performance have been the target of the last several... Read more...
As wireless connectivity continues to become more of a necessity than a luxury, engineers and companies are pushing the envelope and we're seeing innovations arrive at a faster clip than ever before. Namely the emergence of Wi-Fi 6E, which is grabbing the baton from Wi-Fi 6 far earlier than previous wireless upgrades... Read more...
For years the go-to chipset for flagship Android phones has been Qualcomm's Snapdragon silicon. Even Samsung turns to Qualcomm's chips for its high-end Galaxy devices, reserving its own Exynos hardware for only certain territories. Well, that could all change with the introduction of MediaTek's Dimensity 9000, the... Read more...
AMD has witnessed a significant resurgence in the PC market with its Zen-based processors, which currently encompass the Ryzen 5000 family in the consumer space. However, the company is always looking for a competitive edge over its close rival Intel, and a new partnership with MediaTek could advance those... Read more...
No longer a rumor, OnePlus has confirmed it is launching a Nord 2 smartphone with 5G connectivity, though it will not be rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset like the first iteration. Instead, this will be the first OnePlus device to feature a MediaTek system-on-chip (SoC). Perhaps equally surprising, OnePlus is... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news about two new additions to Intel's Tiger Lake-U family: the flagship Core i7-1195G7 and the Core i5-1155G7. But that isn't the only big news happening in the laptop world from Intel. The company also announced the latest developments in its partnership with MediaTek and... Read more...
Last year around this time, Arm announced its next-gen, custom Cortex-X1 core, which was its most potent CPU architecture to date. The Cortex-X1 "prime" core is found inside modern flagship SoCs like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 and Samsung's Exynos 2100. Today, however, Arm is announcing the successor to the Cortex-X1... Read more...
Qualcomm has the lion's share of the market with its Snapdragon processors when it comes to Android smartphones. From its low-end 400- and 600-Series SoCs to the high-end 800-Series, Qualcomm has the smartphone market cornered. However, MediaTek is looking to challenge Qualcomm head-on with the Dimensity 900. The... Read more...
When we think of MediaTek, the first thing that often comes to mind are budget-oriented SoCs used in low-end smartphones and Chromebooks. On the other hand, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX brand invokes high-end gaming GPUs in gaming desktop and laptop PCs. However, it looks as though those two forces are linking up thanks to a... Read more...
When the 5G revolution hit smartphones, MediaTek was quick to embrace the emerging wireless standard with integrated 5G SoCs for smartphones. However, the company's 5G modems up until this point have only supported sub-6GHz 5G networks, and not the faster (but admittedly less prevalent) mmWave bands. That all... Read more...
In the Android smartphone world, Qualcomm has an entire army of SoCs blanketing the entry-level, mid-range, premium, and flagship markets. The company just yesterday tried filling any perceivable gap with the "flagship" Snapdragon 870 SoC. But rivals like MediaTek aren't mere pushovers in the smartphone segment, as... Read more...
Although a lot of the media attention is often focused on flagship devices like the iPhone 12 Pro, Galaxy Note 20, and Surface Duo, most consumers can easily get away with less... in fact, a whole lot less. We've seen this first-hand with devices like the OnePlus Nord N10 which offers 5G connectivity and decent specs... Read more...
It looks like Qualcomm is getting more competition in the 5G SoC market, and we welcome the additional rivalry. MediaTek today announced the 7nm Dimensity 700 SoC, which will bring 5G connectivity to even cheaper devices. 5G is the latest buzzword in the wireless industry and smartphone OEMs are increasingly... Read more...
In August, after a long line of accusations, US companies, such as Qualcomm and MediaTek, were barred from selling to Huawei. On Friday, MediaTek stated it went to the U.S government to request permission to sell to Huawei.  Recently, Qualcomm went to request permission with the argument that MediaTek could take... Read more...
It was almost a year ago when Intel and MediaTek announced they were partnering to deliver 5G modems for future Windows PCs. Fast forward to today and the two companies have more news to share, on the 5G front—in collaboration with Intel, MediaTek has developed and received certification for its first 5G modem to come from this partnership. MediaTek's Read more...
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are hot topics in virtually all tech sectors at this moment in time. The technology is gaining traction in many industries, from massive social networks that are analyzing mountains of data, to the tiniest of IoT smart home and mobile devices. Even during our everyday workflow here at HotHardware,... Read more...
Qualcomm isn't the only game in town when it comes to SoCs for Android smartphones, but its chips are definitely the most visible and most widely used. However, MediaTek has been looking to change that dynamic with the release of SoCs like the Dimensity 1000 and Dimensity 1000+. Now, the company is taking on Qualcomm... Read more...
Given that Qualcomm is the dominant force in the Android realm when it comes to mobile SoCs, it’s easy to forget that there are other competitors out there like Samsung’s Exynos family and offerings from MediaTek. MediaTek raised eyebrows last year with its flagship Dimensity 1000 flagship SoC that offered an... Read more...
A week ago, we brought you news of a cheating scandal involving MediaTek and its popular [with low-end smartphones] Helio P95 SoC. The company was found to be gaming the system in UL's PCMark benchmark utility, posting overall scores that were inflated by as much as 30 percent due to a hidden “Sports Mode”. The... Read more...
Cheating in synthetic benchmarks is an old practice; one that has been uncovered and litigated many times over through the years. Most recently, Huawei was caught gaming the system with a number of its smartphones (3DMark scores were inflated by as much as 47 percent), after which it apologized and ended the practice... Read more...
In an age where flagship Samsung Galaxy smartphones start at $999, and can creep up to $1,399 in Galaxy S20 Ultraform, it's nice to know that some Android OEMs are still focusing on the opposite end of the pricing spectrum. In this case, we're talking about Motorola, which has just debuted its new Moto G8 Power... Read more...
BlackBerry (via TCL) was the last major OEM that attempted to include a workable physical keyboard in a modern Android smartphone. However, a relative newcomer to the game -- Planet Computers -- is looking to spread some physical QWERTY goodness around the world with the Astro Slide. The highlight of the Astro... Read more...
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