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This WiFi 7 demo is genuinely exciting

This WiFi 7 demo is genuinely exciting

MediaTek has finally given us our first look at WiFi 7 technology and it's looking very exciting. The new tech is based off IEEE 802.11be, which is expected to be rebranded WiFi 7 closer to release. Based on the new showcase that MediaTek has shared, WiFi 7 should give us a wireless connection capable of emitting the same possible speeds and bandwidth of wired/ethernet connections.

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Qualcomm Windows on ARM exclusivity is stunting its growth

Qualcomm Windows on ARM exclusivity is stunting its growth

Windows has actually been on ARM-based devices for quite a few years now, but it isn't at all surprising that there are so few of them. Despite hardware being adequate, the Windows on ARM experience has been generally regarded to be less than stellar, with many of the complaints focused around performance, battery life, and support for x86/x64 Windows software. Some have put the blame on Qualcomm's chipsets, but it seems that there is no escaping that because, apparently, Microsoft and Qualcomm have made a deal that makes Windows on ARM a Snapdragon exclusive, at least for the next two or so years.

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MediaTek Dimensity 9000 takes its Qualcomm rivalry to the next level

MediaTek Dimensity 9000 takes its Qualcomm rivalry to the next level

For years, MediaTek has been widely regarded as the "cheaper" alternative to Qualcomm's Snapdragons, sort of like the AMD of the mobile world. Just as AMD has been chipping away at Intel's dominance since the rise of its Ryzen line a few years back, MediaTek has been gaining ground in the smartphone space. Spurred by its success in the past few quarters, MediaTek is making its biggest stab at changing the status quo, and the new Dimensity 9000 is just the opening salvo.

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MediaTek Dimensity 2000 leak shows a slight edge over Snapdragon 888

MediaTek Dimensity 2000 leak shows a slight edge over Snapdragon 888

With Google jumping on the mobile chipset bandwagon and OPPO reportedly following closely, Qualcomm is probably feeling some heat as new challengers try to infringe on its territory. Of course, the tech company has already been unseated for a few consecutive quarters by MediaTek, and the latter might be poised to make its biggest attempt yet. Early information about its upcoming Dimensity 2000 5G processor is starting to sound promising and, at the very least, could give the Snapdragon 888 some stiff competition next year.

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Galaxy A13 5G could become Samsung’s next budget phone killer

Galaxy A13 5G could become Samsung’s next budget phone killer

There is no shortage of 5G-capable smartphones these days, at least if you're looking at the top tiers of the smartphone market. While there are more accessible 5G phones as well, few phone makers have managed to break through the entry-level or budget phone market with affordable choices for 5G handsets. That's where Samsung's Galaxy A series has been trying to dominate, and the latest Galaxy A13 5G will try to cement its lead on that tier.

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MediaTek Kompanio 900T aims for mid-range 5G Chromebooks and tablets

MediaTek Kompanio 900T aims for mid-range 5G Chromebooks and tablets

As of the second quarter of this year, MediaTek has managed to keep its top spot in the mobile application processor (AP) market. Its continued success can be credited to its strategy of targeting affordable 5G phones and flooding the market with innumerable chipsets. Smartphones, however, are no longer the only hot consumer electronics these days as Chromebook sales continue to surge. Expanding its portfolio to capture that lucrative market, MediaTek is doing what it does best and is giving the Chromebook market a new 5G processor to address other tiers in that market.

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MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm again in Q2 2021 as biggest mobile chipmaker

MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm again in Q2 2021 as biggest mobile chipmaker

There is an ongoing global chip shortage, but you might not think that's the case after hearing Counterpoint Research's latest market analysis report. At least as far as smartphones are concerned, the application processor (AP) and System-on-Chip (SoC) industry seem to still be on the rise, despite those economic odds. Perhaps more interesting is the revelation that, for yet another quarter, MediaTek has managed to wrest the top position from Qualcomm, though that lead might soon narrow or even be lost in the coming months.

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BLU G91 Pro tries to be a gaming phone with a two-year-old processor

BLU G91 Pro tries to be a gaming phone with a two-year-old processor

Mobile gaming continues to be a lucrative market, and everyone and anyone is trying to cash in on it. Some try to make addictive games that lure in players, while others try to make gaming smartphones for playing those games. The latter is the strategy that BLU Products is trying to adopt with its new BLU G91 Pro to prove that the company is still alive and kicking. Unfortunately, there is no mistaking that this gaming smartphone won't have all the chops required for that title.

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MediaTek Dimensity 920 and 810 bring 5G to mid-range phones

MediaTek Dimensity 920 and 810 bring 5G to mid-range phones

Network operators and smartphone makers have been pushing 5G to everyone for quite a few years now, but those efforts will be in vain if few people have devices that can actually connect to it. Most high-end phones since last year come with 5G support, of course, but those don't represent the majority of the market. Especially considering the economic repercussions of the ongoing pandemic, many people are reaching for mid-range phones these days, and MediaTek's two new chipsets want to make sure that this tier will be filled with 5G-capable devices as well.

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MediaTek Kompanio 1300T wants to give tablets a leg up

MediaTek Kompanio 1300T wants to give tablets a leg up

Tablets haven't become obsolete in the advent of phablets, as many market watchers and analysts previously predicted. In fact, they experienced a resurgence along with PCs, in no small part thanks to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on life, work, and school. In contrast to the likes of the iPad Pro, however, most Android tablets are often seen mostly as content consumption devices rather than portable computers for both play and work. MediaTek wants to change that perception with its new Kompanio 1300T chipset designed specifically for devices with large screens.

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OnePlus Nord 2 display confirmed to be like last year’s

OnePlus Nord 2 display confirmed to be like last year’s

OnePlus' new Nord series seems to be all over the place in more ways than one. The first OnePlus Nord was highly popular, but the models that launched in the US were a few steps down the ladder. While the OnePlus Nord N phones did offer budget-friendly handsets, the company's software commitment has left many disappointed. The OnePlus Nord 2 might embody that mix of the good and the bad, the future and the past, especially with OnePlus' confirmation of the display that the phone will have.

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G launch date and availability announced

OnePlus Nord 2 5G launch date and availability announced

The OnePlus 9 is getting some unwanted attention over a performance throttling scandal, but it isn't the only OnePlus phone in the market this year. In fact, there might be even more OnePlus Nord phones available today, with the OnePlus Nord CE 5G and OnePlus Nord N200 5G debuting last month. There is one more coming, as OnePlus teased earlier this week, and now the company is putting a more exact date for the launch of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G.

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