02/26/2014, Just yesterday Samsung announced their new Exynos chipsets, one of which was the Exynos 5260 which unlike the 5422, is a hexa-core chipset. What this means is that instead of four cores or eight cores, it will pack six cores, which at the moment is a pretty rare configuration as far as smartphones are concerned. As it stands the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is the only device to feature […]
02/23/2014, Mediatek has just announced the Mediatek MT6732 system-on-chip (SoC), which comes with quad-core cluster of ARM A53 64-bit CPUs, a Mali-T760 GPU and in integrated LTE modem. Mediatek aims at getting market share in what it calls the “Super-mid” market, which it defines by “premium features at mainstream prices”. In 2014, this has become a priority for most chipmakers that I have met with, from Broadcom, to Qualcomm and NVIDIA.
01/08/2014, [CES 2014] MediaTek has stepped into the limelight yet again, where this time around, they have unveiled what is touted to be yet another first in the world – being the first multimode wireless charging solution, that is. Offering what the chip manufacturer calls resonance charging that delivers a great amount of advantages in comparison with traditionally used inductive chargers. For example, you will be able to place a particular […]
10/17/2013, Just because a particular processor comes with its fair share of cores, that does not mean that more is necessarily better. After all, there are still many other considerations to think about, and when it comes to the MediaTek MT6592 which features not three, four, five, or even six, but eight (!) Cortex-A7 CPU cores, then one would definitely sit up and take notice. Making use of the 28nm manufacturing […]
09/24/2013, Samsung has been one company that has unveiled their mobile octa-core CPU in the past, but it has been argued that the Exynos chip is more or less a couple of quad-core CPUs that have been stacked together, so it is not a true blue octa-core solution that purists demand. Right now, not all of the eight cores are able to be active simultaneously, and four of those happen to […]
08/08/2013, It seems that the entry-level Kindle Fire tablets from Amazon will be easy on the pockets and bank balances as well, as those are rumored to arrive with MediaTek-made mobile chipsets from next year onwards. If this particular rumor were to be true, then it would most definitely be a “win” for the chip maker which happens to be based in Taiwan. After all, MediaTek is right now a household […]
08/05/2013, Some of the Chinese manufacturers who have rolled out octa-core devices in the past include ZTE, Lenovo and Gionee, but it seems that there are whispers going around by Chinese sources that Zopo might very well end up as the first Chinese manufacturer in the market to roll out the first device that has MediaTek’s MT6592 octa-core processor running underneath the hood. Just in case one is wondering what the […]
07/25/2013, The concept of carrying around dual SIM phones isn’t that widespread in the West, many would just resort to carrying around two different devices. Though there are certain markets where users prefer phones that are capable of running multiple SIMs at once. We’ve seen dual SIM variants of premium devices as well, such as the HTC One, that particular variant is exclusive to China. It was announced today that MediaTek […]
07/03/2013, Sony mulls over the possibility of an octa-core MediaTek chipset in their upcoming smartphone.
12/04/2012, In case you weren’t aware of this, current Sony Android smartphones are powered by dual-core chipsets, while their competitors such as HTC and Samsung have introduced quad-core smartphones as early as MWC this year. The good news is that if you are looking forward to a quad-core Sony smartphone, come 2013 your wish may come true. While there are rumors of a certain Sony “Odin” handset with a quad-core chipset […]
11/26/2012, So you think that your smartphone has it good with all four cores running underneath the hood, don’t you? What is next on the books – half a dozen cores? Apparently not, as we have word on the street that ZTE of China has an Apache 8-core smartphone that comes complete with a 28nm ARM15 Mediatek chip under the hood, and this powerhouse of a chipset looks set to debut […]
04/06/2010, Looks like Mediatek, Taiwan’s largest chip designer, is planning to throw its weight behind Google’s Android OS as well. The company has confirmed that it will offer a software and hardware platform for future phones using Android by the end of the year. Detailed information wasn’t revealed, but considering that it’s another manufacturer who has been wooed by Google’s OS, Microsoft had better get Windows Phone 7 out of the […]
10/26/2009, MediaTek’s MT8530 chip ought to be given a standing ovation – after all, it is touted to be a DivX Plus HD Certification of MediaTek’s MT8530 chip, where the chip is able to handle Blu-ray disc playback with aplomb, not to mention playing DivX Plus HD video based on H.264 technology and using the MKV container. When do you think we will see such similar devices from other companies roll […]