Margins likely to stay the same
MediaTek expects to see a 10 per cent revenue increase over 2016, however it is not likely to see an improvement in its gross margins and the first part of the year is not going to be that great.
Comes with 720P and 1.3 GHz Quad A7 CPU
While many people plan to buy 4G capable phones this year, Chinese manufacturer Bluboo is releasing something which is so cheap you might think twice.
Artist previously known as LeTv
At CES 2016 we saw the world's first Snapdragon 820 device under the bonnet of an LeTv Max PRO. As of now it will be called LeEco Max PRO and should be in the shops soon.
First official Helio P10 phone
Lenovo has launched its Lenovo K5 Note which is probably the world's first Helio P10 phone.
Quad or octa A53 with 300 Mbit download and 50 Mbit uploads
MediaTek appears to be ready to give three more entry level processors LTE Cat 6 so they can mangage a 300 Mbit download and 50 Mbit upload. We already knew that the high-end deca-core X20 and mainstream eight core P10 were getting LTE Cat 6.
Mobile World Congress 2016 will not get a wiff of Perfume
The HTC One M10 won't launch at the Mobile World Congress 2016, despite that the LG G4, Galaxy S7 and Edge and a few other phones will be there to take advantage of the publicity.
Mediatek's long SoC tradition continues
The Meizu MX6 looks set to ship with a MediaTek Helios X20 ten core and Mali T880 MP4 GPU under the bonnet.
Review: Ultrathin, metal, inexpensive
Chinese smartphone maker Cubot recently upped the ante in the $150 to $200 budget smartphone segment with a couple of ultrathin phones. Both sport a metal frame, good build quality, and look like pricey devices, but they offer limited performance due to their anorexic profile.
January launch but shipping later
Chinese manufacturer Elephone has announced two new phones based around MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC – the Elephone P9000 and Elephone P9000 lite. It claims that it is the first company to get the new Helio P10 SoCs.