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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...

OPPO launches the Reno 5 Pro 5G phone and Enco X TWS earbuds in India

Chinese smartphone giant, OPPO, announced its Reno series in April 2019. Focussed on style and camera performance, the Reno series has already been updated to its fifth generation in less than two years. Last month, OPPO launched the Reno 5 series with 5G across all models in China, followed by Reno 5 4G in certain...

Report: More phones with MediaTek chips shipped in Q3 2020 than with Qualcomm chips

MediaTek beat Qualcomm to become the world’s largest mobile chipset vendor in Q3 2020. Having a market share of 31%, the company took a formidable leap alongside the recovering smartphone market this year. Other factors for the chip maker's growth are being attributed to strong performance in the $100 to $250 price segment as well...

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus smartphones are coming to India early next year

At the recent India Mobile Congress 2020 event, MediaTek announced that it would partner with popular smartphone OEMs to bring Dimensity 800U-powered mid-range 5G devices to the Indian market as early as next month. Now, the chipmaker has announced that it will also work with OEMs to bring Dimensity 1000 Plus-powered 5G flagships to India...

MediaTek Dimensity 800U-powered smartphones are coming to India next month

In August this year, MediaTek unveiled the Dimensity 800U mid-range 5G chipset. Over the last few months, the chipset has made an appearance in quite a few mid-range 5G smartphones, including the Redmi Note 9 5G, Realme Q2, Realme Q2 Pro, Realme X7, and Realme 7 5G. However, none of these mid-range 5G capable devices...