Helio's Mysto A Mystery No More
Helio has announced the launch of the Mysto for its Korean-language customers. This slider from Samsung shares the same design as the popular U600 for Europe. It will have EV-DO data with full HTML browser, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, music player, stereo Bluetooth, and support for up to 4GB in the microSD memory card slot. The version available tomorrow will have Korean-language keypads and documentation. A regular English version of the Mysto will become generally available to all Helio customers in mid to late January. However, the Helio stores in Santa Monica, CA, and New York City will have a limited supply of the English versions of the Mysto available on December 26. The Mystos will not be displayed in the stores; Helio subscribers interested in a Mysto must ask to see one from behind the counter. The Mysto will sell for $149.
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.
HTC Bringing the One M9+ to Europe
HTC today said it plans to expand availability of the One M9+ outside of Asia to select European markets. The One M9+ is a slightly larger version of the M9 that has different camera and processor configuration.
MediaTek Brings the Smarts with Helio P60 SoC
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
Why is this so exclusive and secret?
Anybody care to enlighten? Or does Helio just want to feel special (like AT&T and the iPhone and Verizon and the Voyager.)