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.
LinkIt Connect MT7681 sports low cost WiFi SoC
MediaTek had announced a new development platform, as part of its MediaTek Labs initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
Rumours from China suggest that the chip designer Mediatek is apparently on the verge of launching 10- and 12-core system on chips.
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.