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MediaTek launches Helio G70 series chips for mid-range gaming phones

Chip maker MediaTek introduced the G90 series of processors aimed at gaming smartphones last summer. Now the company is introducing a more affordable Helio G70 series aimed at mid-range gaming phones. Basically that means you can expect less impressive CPU and GPU specs, but enough horsepower to enable reasonably decent performance for gaming on the go. […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G processors coming to mid-range smartphones this year

Qualcomm isn’t the only chip maker looking to bring 5G connectivity to mid-range smartphones this year. MediaTek’s new Dimensity 800 5G chipset is an octa-core processor designed for “mid-tier and mass market” phones. MediaTek first teased the new chip a few weeks ago, but now the company is providing more details about what to expect. […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 800 chip to bring 5G to mid-range phones in 2020

If you buy a flagship Android smartphone in the second half of 2020, odds are that it’ll support 5G wireless networks, thanks to Qualcomm’s decision to only sell its upcoming Snapdragon 865 processor to phone makers who pair it with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem, while rival MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 chip has 5G support baked in. […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chip coming to premium devices in early 2020 (8-cores, 5G, and WiFi 6)

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek’s processors are found in many cheap smartphones, laptops, and tablets. But the company’s new Dimensity 1000 System-on-a-Chip is very much aimed at high-end mobile devices. The processor is a 7nm octa-core processor with a whole bunch of the latest technologies including integrated support for 5G, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1+. It […]

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MediaTek is developing 5G modems for PCs with Intel chips

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek is probably best known for making processors for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. But this year the company also introduced its first smartphone chip with an integrated 5G modem, and now the company has announced a partnership with Intel to bring 5G modems to Intel-powered laptop computers. At least two major PC […]

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MediaTek unveils Helio G90 series chips for gaming phones

As promised, chip maker MediaTek has revealed its first processors designed specifically for gaming smartphones. The new MediaTek Helio G90 series chips combine speedy CPU and GPU hardware with software enhancements that MediaTek says “tunes your entire smartphone for the greatest gaming experience possible.” The chips also support plenty of RAM, high-resolution cameras, and plenty of […]

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MediaTek launches Helio P65 octa-core smartphone chip

MediaTek’s most exciting next-gen chip is the upcoming 7nm Arm Cortex-A77 processor with integrated support for 5G wireless. But we probably won’t see devices powered by that chip until early next year. The chip maker has another new processor on the way though — the MediaTek Helio P65 is an upcoming octa-core processor that features two […]

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MediaTek unveils a 7nm, Arm Cortex-A77 chip with an integrated 5G modem

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has mostly been sticking with mid-range space for the past few years, but today the company unveiled a next-gen processor that packs a lot of punch into a single chip. The upcoming processor will feature CPU and GPU cores based on Arm’s new Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 designs. And it’ll also be […]

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2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV can be rooted (again)

It’s been a few years since hackers discovered how to root Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV the first time. But Amazon patched the vulnerability used to gain root access with a software update, starting a bit of a cat and mouse game (another root method was later discovered and then lost due to another over-the-air software […]

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2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick hack: Unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery

Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick (the 1080p model that has a list price of $40) is powered by a MediaTek processor, much like Amazon’s Fire tablets. So it should come as no surprise that the same exploit that hackers have been using to unlock the bootloaders and root the latest 7 inch and 8 inch […]