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MediaTek Unveils the new Helio P23 and Helio P30 Mid-Range SoCs with Dual VoLTE/ViLTE Support

The smartphone SoC market runs on a few key players. Together, these handful of SoC makers contribute to the vast majority of Android devices sold across the world, cutting across price segments. So while we do love our performance-oriented flagship SoC platforms, the midrange of the SoC market also deserves its share of love. And...

U.S. ITC to Investigate Claims that LG, MediaTek, and Others Violate AMD’s Graphics Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) stated on Friday that it had voted to open an investigation on claims made by AMD whereby LG, MediaTek, Vizio, and Sigma are selling products in the U.S. which infringe upon AMD's patents on graphic systems. The origin of this patent dispute is traced back to AMD's complaint with the...

Analyzing the SoC Market and the Relative Standing of Each Processor

In the ever-changing landscape of mobile technology, many processors have risen and fallen. From the birth of HiSilicons’s lauded Kirin series, to the coming of age of Samsung’s Exynos chips, and even the death of Texas Instruments’ OMAP chipsets, we’ve watched in excitement, horror, and – yes – sometimes even disgust, as our hopes and...

MediaTek Reveals Additional Details of the “Premium” Helio P25 SoC, Focuses on Dual-Camera Features

When people think of a performance chip from MediaTek, they generally think of the company's Helio X series since it's used in a lot of higher-end smartphones. The Helio P series from MediaTek is generally used in mid-range devices even though the company tries to push it is a premium performance chip. Back in September...

Next Pixel Flagship may Feature a non-Qualcomm Chipset, Possible Budget Model in the Works

Rumor season is already upon us, and today we bring you a report from 9to5Google that mentions some interesting tidbits regarding the next generation Google Pixel phones. According to a source, Google is currently in the process of testing their next Pixel flagship devices with upgraded specifications. As with any yearly upgrade, we would expect to...

Ulefone Metal XDA Review: An Often-Hilarious Trainwreck of a Phone, But a Step Forward For Ulefone’s Developer Relations

The Ulefone Metal is an entry level smartphone with a premium finish, that just can't quite stick the landing. It comes incredibly close to being a phone with good price-performance (especially thanks to Ulefone releasing the kernel sources and trying to support developers), but some issues with polish and a couple “What were they thinking?”-style...

MediaTek’s UltraCast Technology Adds 4K Capabilities to Miracast

Miracast was launched back in 2012, and it allowed for a wireless connection from devices like a smartphone, tablet or laptop to other devices like TVs, monitors and projectors. Many people described this technology as HDMI over WiFi, and we saw a number of products using it as a selling point. As of April this...

MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688 & 7688 Duo Development Challenge

Using the MediaTek LinkIt™  Smart 7688 and 7688 Duo HDKs and open source platform, developers can add Wi-Fi to any device. This challenge is your opportunity to pitch your proposal for the best IoT device and bring it to life with a MediaTek LinkIt™  Smart 7688 or 7688 Duo of your own. We’ll be awarding these...

Mediatek Officially Unveils the 10 nm Helio X30 and 16 nm Helio P25

At a press event in China, MediaTek held their official launch event for their long awaited flagship Helio X30, and their latest mid range chip, the Helio P25. The Helio X30 is a 10 core big.LITTLE chip, with two 2.8 GHz A73 cores, four 2.2 GHz A53 cores, and four 2 GHz A35 cores on TSMC’s...

Helio X30 Unveiled, MediaTek’s 10nm Deca-Core SoC

After years of building up its portfolio in the low-end brackets of Android smartphones, and through the increase in exposure of the rise of developing markets, MediaTek is now announcing an SoC that the company believes can give other big-name top SoCs a run for their money. We are talking about the Helio X30, a continuation...

Team M.A.D. Brings Android 6.0.1 and Full GPL Kernel for Jiayu-Mediatek Devices

Well, this is one of those rare occasions then, as a couple of MediaTek devices have received their GPL-mandated kernel code release. These devices are from the Jiayu S3 family: the Jiayu S3 (MT6752) and the Jiayu S3 Plus (MT6753). If this is the first time you've heard of the company, you wouldn't be alone...

Elephone S3 Quick Review — A Phone Bigger than its Price, Once Quality Assurance Issues Are Squashed

Elephone's latest device has arrived at a very reasonable $200, trying its hand at a premium design for the price bracket. But packing a 2014 SoC and just a 2100 mAh battery, can it hold up to today's alternate budget phones? I aimed to find out. Device Elephone S3 CPU MediaTek 6753 Display 5.2" IPS  1080 *1920 pixels (PPI=424) RAM 3GB Storage 16GB Battery 2100 mAh Front Camera 5MP Rear Camera 13MP Weight 145g* Colours Iron...