MediaTek Aster SoC tips up in Krüger&Matz smartwatch
Published in Wearables


Runs Linux on the cheap

We came across a rather unusual smartwatch from Krüger&Matz, with an interesting choice of hardware and software, and an even more interesting price.

Leaked MediaTek roadmap looks ambitious
Published in Processors


But sticks to 28nm for much of the year

A MediaTek SoC roadmap has been leaked on a Chinese social network, but we cannot confirm its authenticity at this point. The image was taken down by a number of sources, but GSM Arena managed to save a copy for posterity.

Meizu MX 4 now scores 53409
Published in Mobiles


MediaTek MT6595 does even better in AnTuTu 5.6

We have created a lot of noise with Meizu MX 4 phone powered by MediaTek MT6595, a big.LITTLE SoC part with quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A17 and quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex A7.

MediaTek powered Sony Android TV in action
Published in News


Lollipop Android 5.0 on a TV

Last week we saw a great smart TV powered by a MediaTek Quad Core SoC running Android 5.0.

MediaTek sees slowdown in tablet market
Published in News


Single-digit growth this year

Chipmaker MediaTek expects to see a substantial slowdown in tablet shipments this year. The company expects single-digit growth in 2015 and its most optimistic forecast is 9%.

MediaTek to launch 10- and 12-core SoCs
Published in Processors


Chinese whispers

Rumours from China suggest that the chip designer Mediatek is apparently on the verge of launching 10- and 12-core system on chips.

MediaTek MT2601 SoC designed for Android Wear
Published in Processors


Dual Cortex-A7, tiny footprint

MediaTek has introduced its first System on Chip (SoC) specifically designed for Android Wear. The MediaTek MT2601 sports to ARM Cortex-A7 cores and Mali 400 MP graphics.

MediaTek lands Android TV deal
Published in Graphics


Quad-core big.LITTLE running Android 5.0

MediaTek has struck a deal with Google to power the first UHD TV platform for Android TV. The company has some new silicon for smart tellies and plans to demonstrate Android TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Meizu MX4 scores 51356 in AnTuTu
Published in Mobiles


MediaTek MT6595 octa-core inside

We had a chance to play with a phone that’s relatively uncommon in the western hemisphere. We are so focused on iPhone, Galaxy phones, Motorola, HTC and LG high-end phones that we don’t get to see Xiaomi and Meizu, both Chinese mobile phone manufacturers coming with very fast phones.

MediaTek LTE shipments going up
Published in Processors


30-40m units this year

MediaTek is expected to end the year on a high note, having shipped between 30 and 40 million LTE enabled smartphone chips.