28nm MT8173 is a big.LITTLE quad
MediaTek is definitely Qualcomm's number one competitor in the smartphone space, and the company has just announced rather interesting product for tablets as well.
Neck and neck with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810
While Qualcomm's 20nm Snapdragon 810 SoC might be the star of upcoming flagship smartphones, it appears that MediaTek has its own horse for the race, the octa-core MT6795.
MediaTek SoC, up to 4GB RAM
Fresh rumours out of China suggest the new Meizu MX4 smartphone will feature a 41-megapixel camera.
New MT2601 SoC inside
MediaTek recently showed off a number of smartwatch designs, including models designed for the tiny MT2502 Aster process, and some Android Wear prototypes.
Longer battery life
It appears that Asus is planning to launch a new smartwatch, but unlike the ZenWatch WI500Q, the new device won’t rock Android Wear.
Huge batteries are a thing now, apparently
The Lenovo P70 is just an average mid-range phone for the booming Chinese market, but it happens to feature a massive 4000mAh battery.
Expanding cooperation with Taiwanese companies
Sony is expected to use more MediaTek application processors in upcoming Xperia smartphones.
At Qualcomm’s expense
UBS expects MediaTek to gain market share at Qualcomm’s expense this year. The Swiss financial services company has upgraded MediaTek’s stock to “buy” recently.
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.