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Lilbits: The next Nintendo Switch could have 10X the graphics power, a DIY eReader with mechanical keys, and more on the new Fire HD 8’s processor upgrade

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most successful game consoles in history, but while Nintendo has released a few different versions of the Switch since the first model began shipping in 2017, every version has had the same NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, which puts a bit of a bottleneck on the graphics capabilities of […]

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Asus introduces ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate (gaming phones with Dimensity 9000+)

The Asus ROG Phone 6 line of smartphones feature 6.8 inch OLED displays with 165 Hz refresh rates, plenty of memory and storage, enhanced cooling, and RGB lighting effects. And now they also come with a choice of Qualcomm or MediaTek processors. After launching the Qualcomm-powered ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro this summer, Asus […]

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Dimensity 9000+ brings a slight speed boost to MediaTek’s flagship smartphone chip

Taking a page out of Qualcomm’s playbook, MediaTek has announced an upgraded version of its Dimensity 9000 processor for flagship-class smartphones. The new MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ is nearly identical in most key respects. But MediaTek says the new chip brings a modest 5% boost in CPU performance and 10% better graphics performance. Both chips are manufactured […]

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513 has a 3:2 display and a Kompanio 1380 processor now available

The new Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) is a thin and light convertible laptop with a 13.5 inch, 2256 x 1504 pixel touchscreen display featuring a 3:2 aspect ratio. First announced in January, the laptop features 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and it’s also one of the first Chromebooks powered by MediaTek’s new Kompanio […]

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Dimensity 1050 is MediaTek’s first smartphone processor with mmWave 5G support

MediaTek is already one of the world’s top smartphone chip makers, with a range of products for budget, mid-range, and flagship devices. But you don’t see a lot of flagships in the North American market sporting MediaTek processors. Maybe that’ll change now that MediaTek has unveiled its first processor with support for mmWave 5G networks. […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s next flagships could have MediaTek inside, Amazon Music Unlimited price hike, and Google Chrome gets a Privacy Guide

Microsoft is inching closer to bringing tabs to File Explorer for Windows 11. After years of shipping flagship phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos processors, Samsung may be looking to use MediaTek chips for its next-gen lineup. Google continues to try to walk the line between providing users with tools to manage their privacy… […]

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MediaTek launches Kompanio 1380 processor for premium Chromebooks

Chromebook makers have been tapping low-cost MediaTek processors for budget models for years. But now MediaTek is making a play for the premium Chrome OS laptop market with the introduction of the MediaTek Kompanio 1380 processor. The recently announced Acer Chromebook Spin 513 will be one of the first models to feature the new processor when Acer’s […]

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MediaTek begins demonstrating WiFi 7 (a spec that hasn’t been finalized yet)

It’s only been a few years since WiFi 6 technology was finalized and the first routers and mobile devices with support for 802.11ax started to hit the market. And now Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek says it’s already demonstrating WiFi 7 hardware to customers and industry partners. WiFi 7 is still a work in progress and […]

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Smartphones with MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chips coming in Q1, 2022

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is a 4nm octa-core processor based on ARMv9 architecture. First unveiled about a month ago, it’s a chip that marks MediaTek’s return to the flagship smartphone processor space – for the past few years the company has been focusing more on the mid-range market. Now MediaTek has announced that the first phones […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is a true flagship-class processor

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek ships more smartphone processors than any other company, with over 40% market share in the second quarter of 2021. But for the most part MediaTek’s processors have been aimed at budget, mid-range, and “premium” phones… but not flagships. The company has a plan to change that, and it starts with the […]