More Chinese chipmakers go for ARM
Published in Processors

All thanks to government cash

ZTE has received a pile of cash from the Chinese government to speed up the development of its own application processors based around ARM designs.

New Red Mi Note 3 has a great price
Published in Mobiles

4000 mAh, Xelio X10 metal and fingerprint

We told you that Xiaomi would launch its mainstream phone today and we got things right – the Red Mi Note 3 is officially in the shops. 

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 tomorrow
Published in Mobiles

Xiaomi confirms product name 

One of the China's largest mobile phone manufacturers, Xiaomi will launch its successor to a Redmi Note 2 at its event that starts on the November 24.

ARM announces new Cortex-A35
Published in Processors

Claims that it is the most efficient

British chipdesigner ARM has announced details of its new Cortex-A35 64-bit processor and it has a swathe of new features.

Ulefone Paris budget smartphone reviewed
Published in Reviews

Review: Octa-core, metal frame, 2.5D glass for $119

Although most Asian budget phones come in the 5.5-inch form factor, many export brands have recognised the need for 5-inch devices with a good spec and low price.

Qualcomm is in trouble
Published in Processors
09 November 2015

Qualcomm is in trouble

Sinking as Mediatek grows  

Last week’s Qualcomm results confirmed what Wall Street had suspected for a while – Qualcomm is in trouble.

MediaTek posts record results
Published in News

Richtek acquisition was a good deal

MediaTek posted record quarterly results yesterday thanks partly to its purchase of analogue IC specialist Richtek Technology.

Mlais MediaTek MT2601 smartwatch listed
Published in Wearables

Commoditised Android Wear coming soon

Remember Mlais? The Hong Kong smartphone startup is back with its first Android Wear watch, based on MediaTek’s new MT2601 platform. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 reviewed
Published in Reviews

Review: MTK Helio X10 on a budget

Xiaomi’s second-generation Redmi Note was released a couple of months ago, and it started shipping just weeks ago, but you still can’t buy it directly if you happen to live in the west. Are Europeans and Americans missing out? Yep, they surely are. 

Meizu M2 Note mainstream phablet reviewed
Published in Reviews

 A lot of quality for peanuts

Meizu is been one of the most popular phone manufactures in China, and the company has introduced three new phones in the last few months. The one that caught our eye was the Meizu M2 Note, the successor to the M1 Note phablet.