LG Q7 pops up on Geekbench with Helio P10, 4GB of RAM

LG’s rumored Q7 has just appeared on a popular benchmarking site. Last year the company introduced its first two LG Q-branded devices, the Q6 and Q8, with the former being a budget alternative to the then-flagship LG G6. Now, with the G7 ThinQ set to be released June 1, LG is rumored to be planning a similar strategy for 2018 and the device, expected to be called the Q7, has shown up on Geekbench.

Unlike last year’s LG Q6 which utilized Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435, this year’s device looks set to switch over to MediaTek power, with the Geekbench listing showing an octa-core Helio P10 processor …


MediaTek's Q2 sales to be led by Helio P60 chipset

Chipmaker MediaTek is expected to have a strong second quarter thanks to its Helio P60 chipset. Manufacturers like Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are expected to use the chip to power some of their upcoming handsets. The Helio P60 chipset includes the NeuroPilot platform, which gives it the ability to offer certain AI features. And with MediaTek’s suppliers gearing up to produce components for the Helio P60, shipments to the three aforementioned manufacturers will begin next quarter.

Besides the Helio P60, MediaTek has been working hard on developing its next-gen chipsets with built-in AI support. …

Ulefone will show off the T2 Pro at MWC: all-screen front, Helio P70, dual camera

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Ulefone has been known to strive towards building good-looking handsets with respectable hardware specs, and its latest entry is no different. What’s even more exciting about the upcoming Ulefone T2 Pro is that it will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving enthusiasts a chance to learn more about it!

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MediaTek said to be have a pair of 12nm mid-range chipsets on the way, Helio P40 and Helio P70

MediaTek is pretty much unknown in the U.S. as most of its chips are found inside devices that are made and sold in China. But if current reports are true, Apple is about to give the company a huge shot of publicity, stateside. Thanks to its quarrels with Qualcomm, Apple appears to be ready, willing and able to replace the Snapdragon modems that might have been deployed on the 2018 CDMA flavored iPhone units, with MediaTek’s version of the broadband chip.

MediaTek is also believed to be working on a couple of mid-range chipsets, the Helio P40 and Helio P70. If the rumors are legit, both …

MediaTek's Helio P40 chipset on track for Q1 2018 release, Meizu to be among early adopters

MediaTek announced two new chipsets last month, the Helio P23 and P30, which will be commercially available in Q4 2017. Starting next year, the Taiwanese company is expected to up its offerings with the first chipset built on the 12nm manufacturing process.

A new report coming out from China claims Meizu will be among the first companies to adopt MediaTek’s new Helio P40 chipset, which will be introduced in early 2018. 

The Helio P40 chip will be based on TSMC’s 12nm process and will feature an eight-core architecture. …

MediaTek announces new Helio P23 and P30 chipsets with dual VoLTE support

As expected, chipset maker MediaTek unveiled its new lineup of SoCs, which will be available starting Q4 2017: Helio P23 and Helio P30. Although both will be certified for global use, the Helio P30 SoC will be limited to China initially.

Both SoCs feature octa-core Cortex-A53 processor architecture, which might seem a bit obsolete even for mid-range chipsets. Even though they are iterations of the Helio P20 and P25 CPUs, the upgrade consists of new features and better IP blocks rather than just small speed bumps.

For example, both Helio P23 and P30 octa-core …

MediaTek's unreleased Helio P23 faces a price cut to match discounted Snapdragon 450 SoC

With the Snapdragon 450 chipset recently the subject of a price cut to $10.50 per chip, the competition now must follow suit or find themselves behind the eight-ball when it comes to pricing. And if you’re MediaTek, that means cutting the price of the unreleased Helio P23 series, a line of chipsets designed for mid-range smartphones. According to “industry sources,” MediaTek is now considering dropping the price of these chips to less than $10 per unit.

Samsung reportedly pays $2,500 per wafer to produce the Snapdragon 450 SoC using the 14nm process. That gives Qualcomm plenty of wriggle …

Mid-range Galaxy C7 spotted on Geekbench with a Helio P20 chipset and 4GB of RAM

Although we know for a fact that Samsung is working on a particular Galaxy C7, we’ve hardly heard anything of substance pertaining to this one. True, we heard through the grapevine that the device might flaunt a dual camera at the rear, but that pretty much sums up our knowledge about it for the most part.
Thank God Geekbench leaks are a thing, as an alleged benchmark of the Galaxy C7 just popped up, giving us a sneak peek at its insides. It looks like Samsung will be relying on MediaTek’s Helio P20 (MT6757) chipset. Additionally, the leaked benchmark results …

Leaked Meizu PRO 7 source code points to MediaTek Helio X30 chip and two Sony cameras on back

Meizu PRO 7 leaks have been fairly prominent this year, which gives us little doubt that the phone is being primed for a launch sometime soon. The latest piece of info-in-advance comes from peeking into source code files related to the smartphone. It was discovered that the PRO 7 will be powered by the MediaTek Helio X30 processor, to the detriment of anyone expecting a Qualcomm chip to run the house.

Then again, Meizu and Big Q have poor relations, while Samsung is unable to sell Exynos chips to interested customers due to a clause. So we’re betting …

Deca-core Helio X30 rises against Snapdragon 835 with 10nm process, PowerVR graphics

China is now the biggest phone market in the world, and MediaTek chipsets power a lot of the new phones outed there. That leaves the local chip giant in an enviable position, and stimulates it to strike above and beyond in order to keep up with the Snapdragon and Exynos processors in this world, not mention the Kirins.

Imagination Technologies just announced that MediaTek’s Helio X30 – essentially the third chipset produced with the latest 10nm process – will feature its PowerVR GPU inside. The 10nm node offers increased performance at a fraction of the power consumption …