Glofo picks up MediaTek business
Published in Processors
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:25

Glofo picks up MediaTek business


22nm FD-SOI


MediaTek is considering placing chip orders with Globalfoundries using the foundry's 22nm FD-SOI process technology.

Umidigi making a bezel-less Crystal smartphone
Published in Mobiles


Impressive looks with US $99 price tag

Bezel-less smartphones are pretty much the next big thing apparently as after Xiaomi launched its Mi Mix smartphone, there have been plenty of announcements for a similar smartphone design, and Umidigi is also making one that will cost US $99.

MediaTek expects eight percent boost in revenue
Published in News


$1.86 billion in the second quarter


MediaTek expects its second-quarter revenues to see sequential increase to $1.86 billion.

MediaTek to post slower than expected growth in Q2
Published in News


Growth outlook of 10 to 15 percent 


MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its system-on-chip solutions in smartphone and home theater equipment, is expected to post slower than expected growth for Q2 2017 based on a slightly less-optimistic outlook from market observers.

Sony Xperia XA1 pre-orders are up
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:52

Sony Xperia XA1 pre-orders are up


Helio P20 powered shipping May 1st

MediaTek scored with last year’s Sony Xperia XA powered by the Helio P10 and it looks like its successor, the Sony Xperia XA1 powered by the Helio P20, will ship in the US as early as next week.

Lenovo unveils new ARM-powered Chromebook
Published in Notebooks


The Lenovo Flex 11 with quad-core SoC

Lenovo has unveiled its vision of an ARM-powered and affordable Chromebook, the Lenovo Flex 11, which will pack a quad-core SoC in an 11.6-inch notebook with some rather features.

Sony ZD9 Android TV review
Published in Reviews
Monday, 17 April 2017 18:27

Sony ZD9 Android TV review


Review: MediaTek powers the flagship Android TV


Before we even start, I must note that the Sony ZD9 is a TV with the best picture quality I have ever seen. The MediaTek Quad-Core MT5832 ensures that Android TV 6.0.1 runs really well.

Elephone X8 Lite gets a Helio X30
Published in Mobiles
Saturday, 15 April 2017 11:29

Elephone X8 Lite gets a Helio X30


First of many

ElePhone is planning to launch s large number of new phones in the next few months including the three-side bezel-less Elephone S8. This first Helio X30 powered smartphone with 10nm deca-core SoC is called the X8 Lite.

The Elephone S8 has a bezel-less screen
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 14 April 2017 09:02

The Elephone S8 has a bezel-less screen


With high-end Helio X20 SoC inside

The Elephone S7 launched roughly a year ago, and it packed a MediaTek Helio X20 MTK6797 SoC, 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. The successor of this phone, called the Elephone S8, comes with a three-side bezel-less screen and an updated specification. 

Maze Alpha is another bezel-less phone
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 14 April 2017 08:25

Maze Alpha is another bezel-less phone


Newcomer brand

It looks like that the main theme from China-based manufacturers for 2017 are the bezel-less phones. The new player called Maze is planning a phone with a tiny bezel. The phone resembles the now famous Xiaomi Mi Mix and there is no fix launch date for this product.