Sony Xperia XA1 pre-orders are up
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Helio P20 powered shipping May 1st

MediaTek scored with last year’s Sony Xperia XA powered by the Helio P10 and it looks like its successor, the Sony Xperia XA1 powered by the Helio P20, will ship in the US as early as next week.

Why Qualcomm settled on the Snapdragon 835 name
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Sounds better than 830

Some might be interested how Qualcomm chose the name Snapdragon 835, especially as most people expected to see the Snapdragon 830 replacing last year’s champion, the Snapdragon 820.

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. 

Xiaomi Pinecone SoC is called Surge S1
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Mainstreamish

After years of whispers, Xiaomi finally announced its processor codenamed Pinecone and decided to call it the Surge S1. After Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi also goes for an in-house processor, but it is positioning itself it to the mainstream market. The first phone to get it is the Xiaomi 5c. 

Latest Snapdragon 835 SoC benchmark looks promising
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Looking better and better

While we are yet to see an actual device powered by Qualcomm's upcoming flagship Snapdragon 835 SoC, the latest benchmark shows promising performance.

Snapdragon 835 expected to exceed 820 design wins
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Very high interest

Qualcomm shared with us a few interesting facts about the Snapdragon 835. You can expect that many high-end smartphones will end up with this chip inside, as industry players are very interested. 

Meizu roadmap leaks a few MediaTek SoCs
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First Snapdragon and many Helios

Meizu has just announced that it reached a licensing agreement with Qualcomm and the leaked roadmap shows a few unannounced MediaTek SoCs as well as the company’s first Qualcomm powered phone. 

Qualcomm to bring Snapdragon 835 in focus at CES 2017
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Teasing its new 10nm SoC

Judging by the latest teaser, Qualcomm will reveal more information on its 10nm Snapdragon 835 SoC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, kicking off on January 5th.

Huawei's 10nm Kirin 970 SoC works at up to 3.0GHz
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For one quad-core cluster

Huawei's own Kirin 960 SoC, which powered both the Mate 9 and the Mate 9 Pro smartphones, was quite a piece of tech but the upcoming Kirin 970 will be even more impressive, with cores running as high as 3.0GHz.

MediaTek is jumping the automotive semi business
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Fully integrated solution in Q1 2017

Nvidia has already announced that its integrated automotive solution won the hearts of Tesla and Volvo, while Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820A for automotive in early 2016. Now MediaTek has announced a plan to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning in Q1 2017.