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MediaTek Dimensity 8300 promises 20% faster CPU, 60% faster GPU, and 3.3X faster AI for sub-flagship smartphones

Just a few weeks after launching the new Dimensity 9300 processor for flagship smartphones, MediaTek is unveiling a cheaper model for “premium,” phones. The new Dimensity 8300 may not deliver the same level of performance as the company’s most powerful chip, but the company is promising big gains in performance and efficiency over last year’s […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 9300 goes all-in on “big” cores, has no efficiency cores

It’s been more than a decade since ARM introduced it’s big.LITTLE technology that allows high-performance CPU cores to be bundled on a chip with energy-efficient cores, theoretically offering the best of both worlds. And most smartphone processors that have shipped during that time have adopted that technology. MediaTek’s new Dimensity 9300 does something a little […]

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Lilbits: Windows Updates for outdated versions of the OS, Android 14 Beta 4, and MediaTek Dimensity 6100+

One of the least fun things about installing Windows using the original installation media is waiting for the operating system to download and install all the updates that were released after the installation media was created. It’s even more frustrating if you’re trying to install a version of Windows that’s no longer support by Microsoft. […]

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More eReaders with MediaTek’s tablet chips could be on the way

Chip maker MediaTek has become a major player in the smartphone, tablet, and Chromebook markets in recent years. And now it looks like the company wants to expand its presence in the eReader space as well. Electronic paper display maker E Ink has announced it’s “strengthened its cooperation with MediaTek” to develop chips for eBook […]

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Lilbits: Ubuntu on the VisionFive 2 RISC-V single-board PC, mini PCs with Ryzen 7040HS, and Google’s new Find My Network

Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web. Canonical enables Ubuntu on StarFive’s VisionFive 2 RISC-V single board computer [Canonical] Canonical brings support for Ubuntu 23.04 to the StarFive VisionFive 2, a single-board PC with a 1.5 GHz quad-core JH7110 RISC-V processor with SiFive U74 CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 MC1 graphics. […]

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Motorola Defy Satellite Link brings 2-way satellite to any smartphone

Motorola and Bullitt group plan to show off their first two smartphones to feature MediaTek’s 2-way satellite connectivity solution at Mobile World Congress next week. But we already kind of knew that was coming. What we didn’t know was that they would also be introducing an accessory that brings 2-way satellite communications to any modern smartphone. […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 7200 is coming to mid-range phones soon

MediaTek’s new Dimensity 7200 processor is a 4nm chip that features two ARM Cortex-A715 CPU cores, six Cortes-A510 cores, Mali-G610 MC4 graphics, a 5th-gen MediaTek AI processing unit, and support for 5G download speeds up to 4.7 Gbps. It’s the first Dimensity 7000-series chip from MediaTek, and it’s positioned as a mid-range alternative to higher-performance processors […]

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MediaTek Helio G36 is a chip for budget gaming phones (stretching the definition of gaming phones)

MediaTek’s Helio G series processors tend to be aimed at mid-range phones optimized for mobile gaming. The new MediaTek Helio G36 is a little different, in that it’s designed to bring gaming-class features to even cheaper phones. Among other things, the chip supports displays with 90 Hz refresh rates and features MediaTek’s technology for balancing […]

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Asus quietly unveils Chromebook CM14 and CM14 Flip laptops with MediaTek Kompanio 520

CES 2023 was the coming out party for the latest mobile chips from Intel and AMD, and pretty much all of the new laptop and min-desktop computers announced last week were powered by Intel or AMD processors. But Asus also quietly snuck in a new budget Chromebook with a MediaTek Kompanio 520 processor. While there […]

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Bullitt plans to launch the first phone with 2-way satellite messaging

British smartphone maker Bullitt Group says it will launch “the world’s first smartphone to include two-way satellite messaging technology” in early 2023. While Bullitt might not be a household name, the company makes the rugged phones sold under the Cat brand, and has made some other interesting devices in recent years. Bullitt also says its […]

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Lilbits: Pine64’s RISC-V computer coming soon, MediaTek still plans to power Windows PCs… eventually

The Star64 is a single-board computer aimed at developers and early adopters who want to get their hands on a system with a RISC-V processor that offers reasonably fast performance. Pine64 first announced the board this summer, and now the company has revealed that it’s on track to go on sale next month. Pine64’s Star64 […]