MediaTek is a major player in the consumer electronics chip industry, but the company’s profile for the average American person is discreet because these chips are often found in smart speakers, set-top boxes and other appliances for which the technical specifications are not a purchase factor.
These days, finding a dual SIM smartphone is pretty easy, whereby both SIM card slots can support dual LTE connectivity. The same cannot be said for 5G, at least not yet, but MediaTek thinks that come 2020, we can start to expect dual SIM 5G smartphones thanks to the company’s new Dimensity 5G system-on-chip.
Our mobile connectivity has evolved greatly from the early days, where we would need to connect a cable to our computers to get internet. These days, we are given more options such as WiFi or even cellular connectivity, where we are seeing laptops come with the option to connect to the internet over 4G.
At Computex 2019, MediaTek has announced that its upcoming 5G SoC (system-on-chip, or processor) integrates a 5G modem to deliver 5G in a more cost-efficient way than what’s on the market today, namely Qualcomm’s X55 modem, usually coupled with its Snapdragon 855 processor.
While many other handset makers are expected to launch a 5G smartphone this year, Apple is expected to hold off until 2020. Now according to a report from Reuters, it seems that we might be able to expect Apple’s 5G iPhones to source modems from either Samsung or MediaTek, and this is straight from Apple’s mouth.
There are many mid-range smartphones that come with MediaTek processors and the company today announced the launch of new silicon to further improve those devices. The Helio P70 is a successor to the P60 and offers minor upgrades compared to its predecessor. The company is squarely focusing on the artificial intelligence-related improvements that this new chip brings.
If you’ve looked into low-end and mid-range smartphones then you may have discovered that many of them use chips from MediaTek. The company is well-known for its chips that are used in affordable devices. MediaTek today announced a new processor called the Helio A22 that’s meant to compete with the Snapdragon 400 series from Qualcomm.
A rumor from last week suggested that Apple could not only be looking to distance themselves from Qualcomm, but apparently could eventually start to move away from Intel for their iPhone modems as well, and could actually turn to MediaTek. Given that Apple tends to switch suppliers every now and then, it would not have been a completely ludicrous idea.
At the moment Apple sources their iPhone modems from both Intel and Qualcomm. However given that Apple and Qualcomm are butting heads legally, it was previously reported that Intel could soon be the exclusive supplier to Apple for iPhone modems. However according to Northland analyst Gus Richard, that might not necessarily be the case.
You won’t find a MediaTek processor in flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung and LG but you will find that many affordable devices run on MediaTek’s processors and modems. The company unveiled the Helio M70 modem at Computex 2018 this week. It’s MediaTek’s first 5G modem which will bring affordable devices into the 5G net.
Smartphone manufacturers have now started offering premium mid-range smartphones that are a step above conventional affordable devices with features such as metal unibody designs and better internals. Samsung is one of the OEMs that has done well with this strategy given that its revamped Galaxy A series has been performing well in the market. MediaTek, a company that makes chips for smartphones, wants to cash in on this trend and […]
Most high-end mobile chips these days have some sort of artificial intelligence-related functionality built-in but that’s really not the case with mid-range smartphones. MediaTek, a company that primarily supplies chips for budget devices, has announced a new mobile processor which brings artificial intelligence functionality to mid-range devices. MediaTek unveiled its latest mobile application processor at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.
As the legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm shows no signs of ending anytime soon, it’s now predictably being reported that Apple wants to reduce its reliance on its legal foe. According to a new report, the company is looking to ink a partnership with MediaTek to source baseband modem chipsets for the iPhone in 2018. Apple currently sources these chipsets from Qualcomm.
The Sony XA1 Ultra is Sony’s large 6-inch screen mid-tier smartphone, an update of the Xperia XA Ultra announced in May last year. The design looks similar to the previous model with some differences here and there, the feature list is comparable, the hardware and the cameras got an upgrade. The body is a hair thinner and lighter than the predecessor, at 8.1 mm (vs. 8.4 mm) and 188 g […]