Sony has something special prepped for November 12: international Xperia Z1 mini or 6-inch ‘Tianchi’?
Packing cutting-edge hardware and smooth as silk software into a compact-ish body has proven quite the challenge for Android’s top dogs. Except for Sony, whose 4.3-inch Xperia Z1 f has gone official a couple of weeks back with Snapdragon 800 heat, 2 GB RAM and 20.7 MP camera.
Chinese manufacturer UMI has announced the X2S, the world’s first smartphone to be powered by a true eight-core processor.
Samsung’s partnership with MediaTek would allow it to push into developing markets.
Remember that report starring Amazon’s next line of Kindle Fire tablets which claimed at least two of these were to be powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip? Though unconfirmed, it had a distinct whiff of credibility and to this day it’s yet to be debunked.
MediaTek has unveiled the quad-core MT8135 SoC, which offers mainstream performance with its big.LITTLE MP arrangement of two clusters of dual Cortex-A15 and dual Cortex-A7 cores, and a powerful PowerVR Series6 GPU.
LG and MediaTek have teamed up to launch Android smartphones with triple SIM slots, in response to widespread demand for multi-SIM devices in emerging markets such as Brazil and India.
After making great strides in the smartphone arena over the past year or so, Xiaomi is rumored to be gearing up for a debut in the tablet game. The company’s first tab effort could be called MiPad and see daylight in the fall for a modest starting price of $160.
The newly revealed MediaTek MT6592 8-core SoC might have a top-tier OEM name attached to it already. Reports say that Sony is working on its own Smartphone based on the MT6592 chipset.
Popular Smartphone chipset manufacturer MediaTek is getting ready to drop an 8-core processor on top of us, by the end of July.
It’s pretty much a known fact by now that Sony is planning to intro the Xperia ZU (Z Ultra) during the Munich press event of tomorrow, but if we are to believe newly emerged rumors the big guy will not be the only new gadget in the spotlight.
Low-end Chinese phone maker Hisense hopes to make it big with their upcoming EG986 Smartphone. Interestingly, the said phone will launch later this year with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on-board.
G00d news folks, prices for chipsets used in powering tablets and Smartphones might decline between 10-20% in the 2H of 2013 owing to strong competition from rival chip makers. This in turn should drive the retail price of final products down.
Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has officially announced their budget tablet oriented quad core SoC, the MT8125. Powered by four ARM Cortex A9 CPUs, the MT8125 promises to deliver performance for inexpensive devices. MediaTek’s MT8125 can be thought of as the tablet equivalent to its (uber) popular MT6589 quad core chipset. The former is a far