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Yesterday, we revealed that Intel and MediaTek are working together to bring standalone MediaTek 5G modems to PCs starting in early 2021. Today, MediaTek is following up on that news with the official announcement of the Dimensity 1000 SoC for mobile devices, which includes an integrated 5G modem. The Dimensity 1000 is an all-new design with an octa-core configuration. In this case, MediaTek is using four high-performance Cortex-A77 cores (@ 2.6GHz) and four Cortex A55 efficiency cores (@ 2GHz). According to MediaTek, the CPU can be paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR4x memory, and there is apparently no support for the faster and more efficient LPDDR5 spec. The CPU is backed by a Mali-G77... Read more...
There is no question that the 5G revolution is coming, and if analysts are correct, the switchover from 4G to 5G might happen faster than the 3G to 4G transition. Intel is well aware of this inevitability and is looking to ensure that PCs are at the forefront of this next-generation cellular-wireless standard. Today, Intel announced that it is partnering with MediaTek to develop and certify 5G modem solutions for next-generation PCs. Intel will provide the specifications that it requires for certification, and MediaTek will provide the resulting hardware to Intel's OEM partners. Intel will in turn develop platform software/hardware and drivers for the hardware, which will... Read more...
MediaTek has announced its latest SoCs for mobile devices, and it is aimed squarely at the gaming smartphone market. The new chipsets both fall into the G series and include the Helio G90 and the G90T. The company says that when these chips are paired with its HyperEngine technology, the entire smartphone is tuned for the best gameplay experience. G90 series SoCs combine the latest CPU and GPU cores with ultra-fast memory and improved AI performance for fast and fluid gaming action. MediaTek says that the mobile gaming market is growing quickly and its G90 series will help deliver the best gaming experience to users. Both the G90 series chips are octa-core units with Arm Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55s... Read more...
The first generation of 5G smartphones has already landed, but they are full of compromises (i.e. needing separate chips for the SoC and the 5G modem). MediaTek, a Taiwanese-based chip company whose SoCs typically end up in budget smartphones, has announced the first SoC with an integrated 5G modem. MediaTek is simply calling it the “5G SoC” and it fully integrates the company's Helio M70 5G modem. According to the company, this is a multi-mode 5G modem that is capable of supporting 5G along with legacy 4G, 3G, and 2G networks. MediaTek says that the M70 is capable of supporting 5G NR (sub-6GHz), 2x carrier aggregation along with both standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.... Read more...
Amid an escalating legal battle between two technology giants, it seems that Apple would like nothing more than to sever ties with Qualcomm in the construction of its iPhone and iPad products. Apple relies on Qualcomm to supply high-speed LTE models for its mobile gadgets, but has been looking at Intel to replace at least some of its orders. Now it's being reported that Apple has MediaTek on the radar as well. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons via Solomon203 According to Digitimes, Apple has already switched half of its baseband modem chipset orders from Qualcomm to Intel, though the last we heard (in October) nothing was yet official. Industry sources tell the news and rumor outlet that Apple... Read more...
In the world of integrated circuits, there are some major players that build chips that we use every day may not even realize it. Companies like Broadcom and Qualcomm make integrated circuits that find their way inside the laptops, computers, and smart devices that we use constantly. A name you might not think about being in the same league as those two major players is NVIDIA. Many still think of NVIDIA mostly as a video card maker, and while that might be what gamers like best, there is more to Team Green than video cards and GPUs. NVIDIA has now overtaken MediaTek to become the third largest IC design company in the entire world. Directly ahead of NVIDIA is Qualcomm in second place with Broadcom... Read more...
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 announced Helio P10 isn't far behind -- it's a true octa-core design with eight Cortex-A53 cores... 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 the appeal of those devices. But it appears that MediaTek is going after bragging right this time... 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 to 128GB via microSD). Since the One E9+ caters to the Chinese market, you’ll also find dual nano... 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 rubber elements, ceramic buttons, and 18K gold and titanium accents throughout. Each one is handcrafted... 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 With a unique all-glass exterior chassis and a design intended for the fashion forward, the 5-inch (1280x720)... 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. And as we mentioned above, it’s capable of LTE and promises 50Mbps up and 150Mbps down; 802.11ac... 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, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS, and it also has FM radio, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and a gyroscope.... 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 by harnessing the full capabilities of all eight cores in any combination, MediaTek says.... Read more...
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