SoC

MediaTek’s new octa-core SoC is LTE capable, and heavy on specs

If you’ve been waiting patiently for octa-core, it won’t be long now. MediaTek has announced their latest offering, the MT6595. Though not the first octa-core processor we’ve seen on a device, it’s likely the one with the most attractive feature set. If they can keep ahead of the looming Qualcomm threat, MediaTek octa-core chipsets just might find their way onto more handsets.

THL’s Monkey King 2 bringing octo-core performance

Octo-core smartphones are on their way, and upstart MediaTek is leading the way. Typically offering lower-cost processors, MediaTek is rarely seen on flagship devices such as the HTC One or Nexus line. They do, however, make their mark overseas, and in some mid-range devices domestically.

Qualcomm rumored to be preparing Adreno 400 GPU for CES 2014

As mobile devices get more powerful and use cases get more complicated, users start to expect more graphical sophistication not only in their games but also in fluid and responsive user interfaces as well. That is why Qualcomm, one of the leading system-on-chip manufacturers today, is continually working on improving its Adreno graphics chips, the fruits of which we may start seeing early next year.
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