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MediaTek launches Helio P90 processor with emphasis on AI and augmented reality

MediaTek’s latest Helio P-series processor for smartphones and other mobile devices in an octa-core chip with PowerVR graphics, support for devices with up to a 48MP camera and display resolutions up to 2520 x 1080. But the key features setting the MediaTek Helio P90 apart from its processor is the APU 2.0 AI processing unit which […]

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PlayStation Classic teardown reveals MediaTek processor (and other secrets)

The PlayStation Classic is a $100 retro console that looks like a smaller version of the original PlayStation and which comes with 20 classic games pre-installed. It launched this autumn to mixed, but generally positive reviews… and it didn’t take long for folks to start figuring out what makes the little device tick. We already […]

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MediaTek introduces Helio P70 octa-core chip for mid-range phones

MediaTek’s latest system-on-a-chip is an octa-core, 64-bit processor aimed at “affordable” phones with premium features. The MediaTek Helio P70 is a 12nm processor with a dedicated AI processing unit and upgraded graphics that the company says brings a 13 percent graphics improvement over the Helio P60 chip that was released earlier this year. MediaTek says […]

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MediaTek introduces Helio A series chips for mid-range phones

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek is probably already best known for making the processors found in low-end and mid-range smartphones (and a handheld Android/Linux computer with a deca-core processor). But the company is introducing a whole new series of chips specifically designed for the mid-range market. The new MediaTek Helio A are basically a step below the […]

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MediaTek MT8183 octa-core chip coming soon (to Chromebooks?)

Chip maker MediaTek already offers a range of solutions for smartphones, tablets, and… other devices. There are also a handful of Chromebooks powered by MediaTek’s MT8173 quad-core processor. Now it looks like there’s a new MT8183 octa-core chip that could be used in upcoming Chromebooks, among other products. The folks at xda-developers noticed some code […]

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MediaTek launches Helio P22 chip for mid-range phones with “premium” features

MediaTek’s latest smartphone chip is an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor designed for mid-range phones, but the chip maker says it brings some premium features including support for the company’s NeuroPilot artificial intelligence framework for accelerated camera features, among other things. The MediaTek Helio P22 is also manufactured using a 12nm process, which the company says […]

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MediaTek launches Helio P60 with AI features for mid-range phones

MediaTek’s latest processor is an octa-core chip that the company says is up to 25 more efficient and offers up to 70 percent higher performance than its predecessor, while offering new artificial intelligence features for machine learning and computer vision-related tasks. Phones powered by the new MediaTek Helio P60 should hit the streets in the […]

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MediaTek introduces Sensio biosensor for smartphones

MediaTek is probably best known for making the chip that power budget and mid-range smartphones from Chinese device makers (and a few Western companies). But the company’s latest product isn’t just a chip. It’s a module that can be embedded into smartphones to a range of user health data. It’s called the MediaTek Sensio MT6381 […]

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Google and MediaTek make it easier for device makers to ship phones with Google Play Services (GMS Express)

Since Google releases the source code for most versions of Android, any company that wants to load it on a phone, tablet, or other device can do that. But if you want to include Google Mobile Services (including the Play Store, Play Services, YouTube, and other core apps), you need to meet Google’s software compatibility […]

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MediaTek launches Helip P23 and P30 chips for mid-range phones

Chip maker MediaTek is launching two new system-on-a-chip solutions aimed at mid-range devices. The MediaTek Helip P23 and P30 will be available in China in the third quarter of 2017 before possibly making their way into devices sold internationally. Both are 2.3 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processors with ARM Mali-G71 MP2 graphics and support for […]