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.
MT8581 is shipping in 2016
MediaTek has shown Fudzilla its MT8581 – a highly integrated multimedia system-on-chip for Ultra High Definition (4K) Blu-ray players.
Cortex A53 Quad with Mali T860 GPU
MediaTek has showed us a quad core Cortex A53 based MT5596 running Android TV 6.0 nearly a year after Fudzilla saw Sony's Android TV 5.0 at CES 2015.
Ready in February
The Helio P10 might ship around the Mobile World Congress 2016, or the middle to end of February in the Elephone M3.
Exclusive: 100 phones will say helio to P10
Fudzilla can confirm that MediaTek has signed up its new Helio P10 for more than 100 devices and that the company has won more than 100 design wins.
Already has two IoT chips
MediaTek has expanded the R&D team within its IoT (Internet of Things) business unit to more than 200 engineers and released two new IoT chips.
4G was big in China
MediaTek captured an impressive 4G market share especially in China. According to MediaTek's CJ Hsieh, the company’s presidentphone market will continue to grow in 2016 especially in emerging markets.
Q2 launch with LG G4 looking 2K screen
Small Chinese phone manufacturers are good in imitating the features of some larger phone manufacturers. Umi is launching a phone with leather, 4GB RAM, Helio X20 and 2K screen which makes it the twin of the LG G4..