BLU Vivo Air 4.8-inch is a 5.15mm thin phone
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 February 2015 09:26

BLU Vivo Air 4.8-inch is a 5.15mm thin phone


MediaTek MT6592 Octa-Core at $199, no contract

We are keeping a close eye on Meizu and Xiaomi, along with other Chinese phone and tablet manufactures, and companies like One Plus One. These brands have invested a lot in marketing and presented their phones as very desirable, with good specs and design at a tempting price tag. 

MediaTek Labs announces new IoT dev platform
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:51

MediaTek Labs announces new IoT dev platform


LinkIt Connect MT7681 sports low cost WiFi SoC

MediaTek had announced a new development platform, as part of its MediaTek Labs initiative.

MediaTek scores HTC Desire A55 design win
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 02 February 2015 10:23

MediaTek scores HTC Desire A55 design win


5.5-inch phone with a nice spec

All eyes are on HTC's event scheduled for March 1, just a day before the kick of Mobile World Congeries 2015. 

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
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 09:23

Leaked MediaTek roadmap looks ambitious


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
Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:49

Meizu MX 4 now scores 53409


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
Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:37

MediaTek powered Sony Android TV in action


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
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:49

MediaTek sees slowdown in tablet market


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
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:08

MediaTek to launch 10- and 12-core SoCs


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
Thursday, 08 January 2015 07:53

MediaTek MT2601 SoC designed for Android Wear


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.