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Elephone S7 review: [Mediocre] Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Design is extremely important in regard to pretty much everything. From fashion to cars, computer hardware to software, you can never escape good or bad design. Sometimes, the sheer popularity of a product will cause others to copy what they perceive to be worth imitating, despite the inevitable sneers from consumers and competitors alike. Such is the case with the Elephone S7, a pretty unashamed clone of the well-known Galaxy S7 Edge. But what if the copycat is actually halfway decent?

The Ele S7 holds up as a capable device. The hardware is pretty good and it runs an almost stock version of Android, which is a nice change of pace from what we usually see with Chinese phones.

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MediaTek Announces Helio X20, A New Deca-Core Mobile SoC With 'Tri-Cluster' Architecture

MediaTek may not be the first name that comes to mind when talking about CPU innovation, but that doesn't stop the company from doing its best to try and change the game with interesting designs and new takes on existing tech. Today, it announced a new mobile SoC that is unlike anything I've personally heard of before: a deca-core processor with the company's own design that it calls "Tri-Cluster" technology.

This new chip is called the Helio X20, and it actually seems pretty interesting in design. Like "Tri-Cluster" suggests, it splits the 10 CPU cores into three clusters - one with two 2.5Ghz A72 cores for "extreme performance," one with four A53 cores clocked at 2.0Ghz for medium tasks, and a light-load cluster containing four 1.4GHz A53 cores.

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