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.
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. …
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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 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. …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.