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MediaTek refreshes its budet-friendly Helio G series with two new additions

MediaTek has refreshed its budget-friendly Helio chipset lineup with two new additions: MediaTek Helio G96 and Helio G88. The Helio G96 succeeds the Helio G95, while the G88 is a follow-up to the Helio G85. If the smaller number bump didn't already tip you off, both chips are a minor upgrade over their predecessors. There...

Acer announces new Chromebook range, including the world’s first 17-inch model

Among its new range of products for 2021, Acer has today announced four new Chromebooks including the world’s first with a 17-inch form factor. The company has also announced a refresh for its popular Chromebook Spin 713 which has been a highly recommended premium Chromebook option. Acer has also announced two new 14-inch models one...

MediaTek’s new Dimensity 900 chip will power upper mid-range 5G phones

Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer MediaTek launched its first 5G SoC, the Dimensity 1000, in November 2019. Since then, the company has launched several chips in its 5G-capable Dimensity series for phones across various price points. Earlier this year, the company launched two more Dimensity series chips for flagship 5G devices -- the Dimensity 1100 and the...

NVIDIA and MediaTek announce reference model that could bring RTX graphics to Chromebooks

At its GTC 2021 event, NVIDIA made some interesting announcements. NVIDIA had announced that it was buying semiconductor and software design company ARM, subject to regulatory approvals. Now we have a fair idea of what the company plans to do as it has announced a partnership with mobile chipset maker MediaTek. The two companies are working...

MediaTek reportedly passed Qualcomm as the top chip vendor in 2020

MediaTek has reportedly surpassed American mobile chipmaker Qualcomm to become the number 1 smartphone chipset supplier for the first time. According to smartphone research and analysis firm Omdia, MediaTek emerged as the biggest smartphone chip supplier in 2020 with a market share of 27.2%, up 10% from the year prior, snatching the top spot from...

MediaTek is providing Wi-Fi 6 chipsets for ASUS ROG and TUF gaming laptops

Wi-Fi 6 has become a common feature in most modern laptops today, and MediaTek has today announced that its MT7921 Wi-Fi chipset will be embedded in new ROG (Republic of Gamers) and TUF (The Ultimate Force) laptops from ASUS. According to a press note shared by the chipmaker, the MediaTek MT7921 offers reliable connectivity and power...

MediaTek’s new MT9638 chip may power your 2021 smart TV

MediaTek may not be the market leader in the smartphone SoC space, but the Taiwanese company holds the number 1 position when it comes to making chips that power our smart TVs. The company has a wide portfolio of TV chips covering entry-level to flagship smart TVs, with the top-tier S900 (MT9950) with 8K support...

It’s now easy to bypass MediaTek’s SP Flash Tool authentication

Devices with MediaTek chipsets have a BROM (boot read-only memory), which typically loads the preloader executable and subsequently boots the Android system, but also houses an alternative boot mode known as Download mode. It is strictly intended for OEM servicing and can be used to unbrick a device, just like Qualcomm’s Emergency Download Mode (EDL). A MediaTek-made...

MediaTek unveils its first 5G modem with mmWave support

MediaTek on Monday unveiled the M80, the company’s first modem with 5G mmWave support. The M80 is the direct successor to last year’s Helio M70 modem and will go head-to-head against Qualcomm’s X60 modem. The Helio M70 was the company’s first 5G modem, but it lacked support for mmWave bands. The M80 addresses this as...

Honor signs partnerships with MediaTek, Qualcomm, and more after recent split from Huawei

Huawei's sub-brand Honor was recently sold off to a consortium of 30 agents and dealers. This effectively freed the company from all US sanctions levied on Huawei. As a result, Honor has now signed partnerships with key chipmakers, like Intel and Qualcomm, to use their products in upcoming devices. Earlier today, Honor unveiled its first smartphone...

Redmi’s first gaming phone is coming this year with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200

Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand is largely known for its stellar Redmi Note series and Redmi series. Spread across the early budget and mid-ranges, these phones are often the epitome of value you can get for every bit of money you spend. Xiaomi reserves the higher end specifications for phones under its Mi branding, but that could...

MediaTek launches the Dimensity 1100 and 1200 chips for flagship 5G phones

When talking about flagship SoCs a few years ago, one would usually focus on offerings from Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, and Huawei HiSilicon Kirin, for the most part. MediaTek was part of the flagship conversation years ago with its Helio X series, but there was a lot to be desired on that end. The company...