MediaTek Intros Dual-Core Processor for Entry-Level Phones
MediaTek today announced the MT6572, a new system-on-a-chip that combines a mobile application processor and cellular baseband radio onto a single piece of silicon. The MT6572 features a dual-core Cortex A7 processor with speeds up to 1.2GHz and integrated Wi-Fi, FM, GPS, Bluetooth, and HSPA+/TD-SCDMA radios. The processor has enough horsepower to handle 3D graphics, 720p HD video playback/record, 5-megapixel cameras and displays that range up to 960x540 pixels (qHD). MediaTek envisions the MT6572 being an ideal solution for entry-level or low-cost smartphones. The chip is already in production, and MediaTek said it expects devices with the MT6572 inside to reach the market by June.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
Motorola Debuts the Entry-Level Moto C and Moto C Plus
Motorola today unveiled two low-cost Android smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus (pictured). Both phones are intended to serve as entry-level handsets for first time and/or cost-conscious buyers.
MediaTek Unveils Range of Processors
MediaTek today announced several different processors that target a handful of industries. The MT2523 packages together an MCU, GPS, Bluetooth LE, and PMU into a single piece of silicon for wearables.
Sprint to Sell MediaTek-Equipped Variant of LG X Power
Sprint and Boost Mobile today revealed plans to sell the LG X power smartphone. The X power, announced by LG earlier this year, features a 4,100mAh battery that delivers up to two days of battery life.