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MediaTek wants to juice up tablets with powerful new chips

MediaTek wants to juice up tablets with powerful new chips

Android tablets have a mixed history, and while Samsung keeps up the fight in the premium space, the most successful tablets are much less expensive things like Amazon's Kindle Fires. In the face of the iPad, the only way Android tablets can really compete is with price. So it's a little curious that MediaTek would be releasing a new chipset in what is usually a Chromebook-targeted line claiming it's specifically for tablets — that is, unless it isn't destined for Android tablets.

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The OnePlus Nord 2 will be introduced on July 22, but not for the US

The OnePlus Nord 2 will be introduced on July 22, but not for the US

Until now, the OnePlus Nord 2 has only been the subjection of leaks and speculation, unless you count this accidental mention on the company's website. We had heard that it might be the first OnePlus phone to feature a MediaTek processor, and it turns out that's spot on. Today, OnePlus officially acknowledged the existence of the upcoming Nord successor and confirmed that it'll use an exclusive version of the Dimensity 1200 chipset.

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New Nvidia partnership could hint at Chromebooks with RTX graphics

New Nvidia partnership could hint at Chromebooks with RTX graphics

Nvidia hasn't exactly set the world on fire with its Tegra line of Arm-based mobile processors. Outside of its own excellent SHIELD hardware (and notably the Nintendo Switch), it's basically dead. But the company is hoping to breathe new life into its Arm ambitions by doubling down on what it does best: graphics. In a press release, Nvidia announced that it's working with major chip supplier MediaTek to combine Arm-based architecture with its RTX line of graphics cards.

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MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek finally joins the mmWave 5G race

MediaTek has finally revealed its first mmWave-compatible 5G modem. Though the technology is most popular here in the 'States (where it's also kinda useless), carriers continue to champion its incredible speeds while conveniently overlooking its many limitations. But soon, you'll be able to enjoy losing that super-fast connection when you cross the street on a MediaTek phone, too.

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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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