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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...

MediaTek announces the Dimensity 700 for 5G smartphones and the MT8195 and MT8192 for Chromebooks

MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its low-end and mid-range smartphone SoCs, announced its first-ever 5G system-on-chip in the form of the Dimensity 1000 in November 2019. Since then, the company has expanded the 5G Dimensity series of chips by launching the Dimensity 800, Dimensity 1000L, Dimensity 1000 Plus, Dimensity 820, Dimensity 800U,...

Imint’s suite of video enhancement tech is coming to smartphones with new MediaTek chips

Imint, a Swedish-based company that provides video enhancement software to companies like Xiaomi, Huawei, and OnePlus, announced a partnership with MediaTek on Tuesday. The collaboration will see the two companies team up to enable the use of Imint’s Vidhance software suite on new MediaTek chipsets. The collaboration doesn’t mean all devices equipped with upcoming MediaTek chips...

U.S. considers sanctioning SMIC, China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer

The U.S. administration under President Donald Trump is hell-bent on closing all avenues for Chinese OEM Huawei to run a sustainable business. The administration recently tightened its restrictions against Huawei even further and announced a new license requirement for all parties who wish to conduct business with the company. While some companies, like MediaTek, have...

MediaTek announces the Dimensity 1000C debuting in the T-Mobile LG Velvet 5G

MediaTek on Thursday announced the Dimensity 1000C, the company's newest 5G-enabled SoC for mobile devices. It's the chip that will power the new T-Mobile LG Velvet announced by the carrier today. The new chip from MediaTek brings upper mid-tier performance at an affordable price, and its use in the LG Velvet marks the first time...

MediaTek launches Helio G95 budget gaming SoC with GPU improvements

Just yesterday, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 732G SoC, featuring a few improvements over a decent predecessor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G is expected to power a fair few smartphones in the mid-range segment. Not to be left behind, MediaTek has now launched the new Helio G95 SoC that also builds up on its decent predecessor. The new...

MediaTek applies for US permission to supply Huawei with chips

Following the trade ban imposed on Huawei last year, the U.S. government granted the company a temporary general license (TGL) to conduct limited business with U.S. companies. The license was extended several times over the last year, but the last extension expired earlier this month and it wasn't renewed further. Instead, the U.S. government further...