MediaTek to Brand Processors Under 'Helio' Name
MediaTek is slowly introducing a new brand name for its mobile processors. Moving forward most of its smartphone and tablet chips will be branded under the name Helio. The company showed off the first two such processors this week, the Heiio X and Helio P series. The Helio X is being marketed as an "extreme performance" chip targeted at flagship multimedia devices. The Helio P is being marketed as a "premium performance" chip meant to deliver solid computing power but also excellent battery life. Think of Helio to MediaTek as Snapdragon is to Qualcomm. MediaTek will have more to say about the Helio brand and lineup later this year.
Sony's XA1 and XA1 Ultra Find a Home In the Middle
Sony today announced the XA1 and XA1 Ultra, two mid-range Android smartphones. These devices rely on the same design language seen on Sony's pricier handsets and share almost all internal components.
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.
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.
MediaTek Debuts P20 Helio Processor and Wearable Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio P20 system-on-a-chip for phones and the MT2511 for wearables. The Helio P20 targets sub-flagship devices.
Helio X30 Is MediaTek's Premium Mobile Processor
MediaTek today announced the Helio X30 system-on-chip, its most advanced mobile processor for smartphones. The chip relies on a 10nm process, which gives it 2.4 times more processing power and 60% more efficiency when compared to MediaTek's 16nm process.