Tag Archive: MediaTek


Realme C3 with MediaTek Helio G70 SoC launches in India for ₹6,999 ($98)

It is a pretty massive upgrade over last year’s Realme C2.

What you need to know Realme C3 is the brand’s latest entry-level Android smartphone for the Indian market. It is the world’s first phone to be powered by MediaTek’s 12nm Helio G70 SoC. The phone has been priced at ₹6,999 ($ 98) for the 3GB/32GB variant and will be going on sale in India starting February 14.

Realme today launched the world’s first smartphone to be  [Read More…]

MediaTek announces Helio G70 and G80 chipsets for affordable gaming phones

They will soon appear in budget gaming phones in the Indian market.

What you need to know MediaTek has announced two new mid-range gaming-focused mobile chipsets – Helio G70 and Helio G80. Both new chipsets are built on a 12nm process and come with an ARM Mali-G52 class GPU running at up to 950 MHz. They use a pair of ARM Cortex-A75 CPUs, along with six Cortex-A55 cores.

In July last year, Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek introduced its  [Read More…]

MediaTek launches the Helio G70 to power more affordable gaming phones

A powerful processor that won’t break the bank.

What you need to know MediaTek has announced the Helio G70 and G70T gaming-focused chipsets for entry-level phones. The G70 series is a slightly underclocked version of MediaTek’s flagship G90 gaming processor. Besides the slower clock speeds, the G70 series also limits the display to 1080p, lacks support for faster UFS storage, and is restricted to 48MP cameras or dual 16MP rear-cameras.

Mobile gaming is gaining more and more  [Read More…]

MediaTek debuts its first smartphone SoC with 5G, and tons of great specs

Devices with the new platform will hit the mass market in early 2020.

What you need to know The new Dimensity 1000 SoC is built on a 7nm process with 4x Cortex-A77 cores and impressive specs. Integrated Sub-6 5G modem provides high speeds and power saving, with dual-SIM and carrier aggregation. Devices with the Dimensity 1000 will begin hitting the market in late 2019, with wide rollout through 2020.

MediaTek is debuting its latest round of mobile  [Read More…]

What’s MediaTek? The processor running your Amazon Echo, and much more

You’re probably using MediaTek devices every day … you just don’t know it.

The average technology enthusiast who actually cares about what processors are in different devices may know the name MediaTek. The Taiwanese company has been making processors and myriad other components for a couple of decades, and is best-known in Android circles for the company’s processors that mostly power mid-to-low-end Android phones and tablets. But what you probably don’t know, and I didn’t realize until  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast: MediaTek, Google buys Fitbit, Pixel performance

Andrew Martonik is joined for a live episode by Michael Fisher and David Cogen, proprietor of the YouTube channel TheUnlockr, to chat about the news of the week, including Google’s purchase of Fitbit and the overall wearable landscape. They also discuss some ongoing issues with Pixel 4, and David provides a look at Sony’s Experia 5.

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MediaTek debuts Helio G90 gaming-focused mobile CPU series

Not content with letting Qualcomm get all of the mobile processor press, MediaTek this week announced its latest gaming-centric CPU.

The MediaTek Helio G90 is a new series of “G” chipsets optimized for gaming on smartphones and includes several unique features for faster, uninterrupted data connections. Because lag sucks.

Available in two models at the start are the G90 and G90T, each of which has an upgraded octa-core CPU with speeds up to 2.05GHz. The former is the lower cost  [Read More…]

MediaTek sets its sights on gamers with the Helio G90 and G90T

The Helio G90 and G90T feature Cortex A76 cores and several optimizations to deliver smooth gameplay.

What you need to know MediaTek unveils its first gaming-focused chipsets in the Helio G90 and G90T. Both chipsets are powered by Cortex A76 and A55 cores, as well as ARM’s Mali G76 GPU. The chipsets also feature a host of optimizations designed to deliver lag-free gaming.

MediaTek hasn’t really fared well in the mid-range and high-end categories in the last  [Read More…]

New MediaTek flagship chip has on-die 5G, Cortex-A77 + Mali-G77

7nm SoC sampling in fourth quarter, with devices available from early 2020.

What you need to know MediaTek at last has a new flagship SoC on the way It’ll have new, faster and more efficient GPU and CPU cores from ARM, plus an AI processing unit. An on-die 5G modem will boast better battery life than current 5G offerings.

Taiwanese chip giant MediaTek has unveiled its first smartphone processor with on-die 5G support, as well as new  [Read More…]

My MediaTek misconception

MediaTek. The chipmaker from The East. The midrange and budget king of Asia. What do you think of when you hear the name MediaTek?

If you’re anything like me, your opinion was not exceedingly high. While I do write about phones pretty frequently, I don’t often play around with phones running MediaTek chips. My experience comes with a few of the more inexpensive devices I’ve played with throughout my years.

Those few experiences led me to believe that MediaTek chips ran  [Read More…]