After unveiling the high-end K900, Lenovo needs to think about consolidating its already impressive homeland smartphone sales. And what better way to do that than through a stylish supersized mid-ranger with a friendly price point?
There was an awful lot going on at MWC this year, when it comes to chipset technology. Nvidia, Intel, Qualcomm, and a lot of the other big players all had something to show off.
Neither Qualcomm or MediaTek see any real consumer demand for octo-core CPUs, according to sources at MWC and their latest product road maps.
Qualcomm just finished holding a partner summit in China where they told the roughly 1,200 people in attendance that they shouldn’t use MediaTek chips.
Alcatel has officially become the first company to use MediaTek’s new MT6589 quad core ARM Cortex A7 chip. Should you buy a phone with said chip? We say no.
Earlier this month we published an article that said quad core smartphones using MediaTek’s newest chip are going to flood the market in Q1 2013. When we wrote that article, that quad core chip wasn’t announced. Today that changes.
Qualcomm made the biggest jump in terms of revenue out of all the semiconductor firms that are listed in the industry Top 20, gaining 27.2% in only one year while many other firms are struggling.
NVIDIA, with the Tegra 3, was the first company to ship a quad core chip that ended up in a smartphone; the HTC One X to be specific. Just a few weeks later, Samsung shipped the quad core Exynos powered Galaxy S III. Both of those phones make use of four ARM Cortex A9 cores. MediaTek is a Taiwanese company that also makes chips, and you’re going to soon be hearing a lot about the MT6589.
Smartphones packing four ARM Cortex A9 processors have been out on the market for a little over half a year. We thought that the next step in performance would come from devices that feature two ARM Cortex A15 processors. The Nexus 10 has just such a chip inside. According to a report on the China Times, ZTE has other plans.
“System on a chip” designs are important when it comes to tablets and smartphones. They have low power consumption and take up less room on a device. They also aren’t substantially slower than alternative solutions.