Elephone X8 Lite gets a Helio X30
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First of many

ElePhone is planning to launch s large number of new phones in the next few months including the three-side bezel-less Elephone S8. This first Helio X30 powered smartphone with 10nm deca-core SoC is called the X8 Lite.

The Elephone S8 has a bezel-less screen
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With high-end Helio X20 SoC inside

The Elephone S7 launched roughly a year ago, and it packed a MediaTek Helio X20 MTK6797 SoC, 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. The successor of this phone, called the Elephone S8, comes with a three-side bezel-less screen and an updated specification. 

Maze Alpha is another bezel-less phone
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Newcomer brand

It looks like that the main theme from China-based manufacturers for 2017 are the bezel-less phones. The new player called Maze is planning a phone with a tiny bezel. The phone resembles the now famous Xiaomi Mi Mix and there is no fix launch date for this product. 

MediaTek confirms miserable results
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In line with own prophecies of woe 

As we expected, MediaTek's first quarter revenues fell 18 percent sequentially but came in line with the company's warning that things would be a little dire.

MediaTek in trouble
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07 April 2017

MediaTek in trouble


MediaTek expects a poor first quarter

MediaTek thinks that its smartphone chip shipments will fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter.

MediaTek Helio X30 scores 5750 in Geekbench
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Dramatic jump from Helio X20

MediaTek is expected to bring the Helio X30 deca-core in 10nm based devices to the market in the next few months and we've already got some initial numbers where the company compares the X30 with last years Helio X20. 

TSMC plans 7 nm in 2018 with MediaTek
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Catching up, fingers crossed strategy

TSMC is currently manufacturing the MediaTek 10nm, deca core based Helio X30 and it looks like in 2018, TSMC might be ready for 7nm and twelve core SoCs from the same house. 

MediaTek sticks to TSMC
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Despite being unhappy with 10nm process


MediaTek is not having much luck with getting the yields right for TSMC's 10nm process, but it will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips.

MediaTek showcases Helio X30
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35 percent better performance at 50 percent lower power

MediaTek has officially introduced the Helio X30 and showcased prototype phones at the Mobile World congress. Helio X30 is a dramatic improvement from the last generation as the new SoC comes in 10nm, Imagination Technology GPU and performs faster with much lower power. 

Mediatek announces Helio X30 SoC availability
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Bringing deca-core at 10nm

While Mediatek has already talked a lot about its 10nm deca-core Helio X30 SoC back in August last year, it has now officially announced its availability at the Mobile World Congress 2017 currently held in Barcelona.