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MediaTek wants to put its new chips in your next 5G phone

MediaTek wants to put its new chips in your next 5G phone

MediaTek has just announced two new 5G-compatible chipsets for upcoming phones: The Dimensity 1200 and 1100. Incrementally improving on the prior Dimensity 1000, these new chips pack better A78 cores, hit faster display refresh rates, and they're built in TSMC's newer 6nm node. Mediatek hopes they'll end up in your next phone — assuming you can live without mmWave 5G and can stomach the wait.

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Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G makes its international debut in India

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G makes its international debut in India

While I'd love to see the rollable phone they teased last year, Oppo is starting 2021 with the launch of its Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G in India. It's a global variant of the Reno 5 Pro that launched in China in December 2020 and it can be expected to hit more markets soon.

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MediaTek-powered phones outsold Qualcomm for the first time in Q3 2020

MediaTek-powered phones outsold Qualcomm for the first time in Q3 2020

For a long time, Qualcomm has shipped by far the most smartphone chips — something especially true for the premium segment. But the American semiconductor giant has started to feel the heat in the entry-level and budget space. MediaTek managed to upset the status quo by pushing Qualcomm into the second spot in the quarter ending September 2020, and now leads the overall chipset market.

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MediaTek announces three new chipsets for smartphones and Chromebooks, plus a premium teaser

MediaTek announces three new chipsets for smartphones and Chromebooks, plus a premium teaser

Today might be all about Apple's event, but chipset manufacturer MediaTek is also kicking off its executive summit, where it has revealed three new chipsets: two destined for upcoming Chromebooks and one for lower-end Android phones. Their names vary when it comes to marketability, but they'll all end up in products you'll see over the coming year or two.

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MediaTek reveals another 5G-integrated chipset that we'll probably never see in the US

MediaTek reveals another 5G-integrated chipset that we'll probably never see in the US

Today MediaTek is announcing another lower-end 5G chipset: the Dimensity 720. Numerically slotting in just below the existing Dimensity 800 (and far under the Dimensity 1000 and 1000+), the new chip steps things down to just two "big" cores, but otherwise sounds like it offers a similar experience.

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MediaTek reveals two new gaming-focused chipsets destined for the low-end

MediaTek reveals two new gaming-focused chipsets destined for the low-end

MediaTek has just taken the wraps off two new G-series gaming chipsets: the Helio G25 and G35.  These new chips fill a void at the lower end of the companies lineup, supplementing the previous G90, G85, G80, and G70. Whether you call that entry-level, budget, or "mainstream," as MediaTek does, either way it means faster gaming performance for cheaper phones.

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Huawei and Honor may have to ditch their own Kirin chips due to US sanctions

Huawei and Honor may have to ditch their own Kirin chips due to US sanctions

Huawei may soon have to forgo its own Kirin silicon in favor of chips from other manufacturers. That's because the US Department of Commerce's new licensing restrictions for international businesses using US software and technology are stifling the production of the homemade chipsets. Huawei and its subsidiary Honor are thus considering working with MediaTek and UNISOC silicon in anticipation of homegrown chip supply issues, according to reports from CNMO and Nikkei.

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MediaTek reveals upgraded Dimensity 1000+ with higher refresh rate support and other improvements

MediaTek reveals upgraded Dimensity 1000+ with higher refresh rate support and other improvements

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Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

MediaTek has just revealed a new gaming-oriented chipset for its G series: the Helio G85. Pricing isn't public, and plenty of the more interesting specs have yet to be revealed, but the new chip expands the company's gaming chipset lineup and smartphone manufacturer options for gaming devices.

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MediaTek has been caught cheating on benchmarks, and it's not pretty

MediaTek has been caught cheating on benchmarks, and it's not pretty

Though individual phone manufacturers have been accused of cheating on benchmarks in the past, it's usually a relatively localized problem: Only certain phones from certain companies were disingenuously using a higher-performing mode when running certain apps. But according to a report by Anandtech, MediaTek has integrated this sort of "cheating" into the software it gives phone manufacturers to use its chipsets. Essentially, almost all MediaTek phones running certain chipsets are "cheating" on benchmarks.

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