MediaTek confirms miserable results
Published in News
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:30

MediaTek confirms miserable results


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
Published in Processors
Friday, 07 April 2017 13:17

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
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:41

MediaTek Helio X30 scores 5750 in Geekbench


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
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:19

TSMC plans 7 nm in 2018 with MediaTek


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
Published in Processors
Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:05

MediaTek sticks to TSMC


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
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:19

MediaTek showcases Helio X30


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
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:51

Mediatek announces Helio X30 SoC availability


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.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 X20 Deca-core tested
Published in Reviews
Sunday, 26 February 2017 18:58

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 X20 Deca-core tested


10-core does the heavy lifting 

Xiaomi is a company that sold over 41.5 million phones in China and the number is even higher when you add markets like, India and the Rest of the World. The company is well known for its mix of MediaTek Helio and Snapdragon products and usually offers the best price performance ratio. 

MediaTek’s Helio X30 10nm suffers lower demand
Published in Mobiles


Key customers were not interested

MediaTek is planning a Helio X30 in 10nm later this year but news from Taiwan indicates that some key customers didn’t order the new flagship 10 core chip. 

Meizu's mid-range 5.2-inch M5s now official
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:29

Meizu's mid-range 5.2-inch M5s now official


Octa-core SoC, 3GB of RAM and 16-megapixel camera

As expected, Meizu has now officially launched its newest mid-range M5s smartphone, featuring a 5.2-inch screen, Mediatek octa-core SoC with 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel rear camera.