10-core does the heavy lifting
Xiaomi is a company that sold over 41.5 million phones in China and the number is even higher when you add markets like, India and the Rest of the World. The company is well known for its mix of MediaTek Helio and Snapdragon products and usually offers the best price performance ratio.
Key customers were not interested
MediaTek is planning a Helio X30 in 10nm later this year but news from Taiwan indicates that some key customers didn’t order the new flagship 10 core chip.
Octa-core SoC, 3GB of RAM and 16-megapixel camera
As expected, Meizu has now officially launched its newest mid-range M5s smartphone, featuring a 5.2-inch screen, Mediatek octa-core SoC with 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel rear camera.
ITC called in
LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs and Vizio have all been named in a court case in which AMD is throwing its toys out of the pram in a big way.
Down 14.1 percent sequentially
MediaTek has recently provided its earnings report for Q4 2016 during and managed to see its net profits fall 6.7 percent for the entire year, with gross margin reaching a record low of 35.6 percent.
Two Snapdragon 835, one Helio X30
Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of the most anticipated phones to come from China and recent information indicates that there might be three versions of the phone, two with Snapdragon 835 and one with MediaTek Helio X30.
Promising chipset at MWC
Sony has sent out the invites for the press conference at the Mobile World Congress and it is expected to launch a new version of Xperia X and Xperia XA. The Sony G3221 phone, which we expect to launch as the Xperia XA, features 16nm Helio P20.
€195.23 for 3GB 64GB version
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is one of the latest phones from Xiaomi and it looks like it is selling well.
Strategy this year is to sell high-end smartphone SoCs
MediaTek, the fabless semiconductor company from Taiwan that provides SoCs for HDTVs, Blu-ray players and wireless products, saw its revenues jump by 29.2 percent year-over-year to a record high of $8.6 billion (¥$275.51 billion), according to the latest industry reports.
SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks.