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MediaTek Helio G35 and G25 launched for entry-level gaming phones

MediaTek Helio G35 and G25 launched for entry-level gaming phones

Almost everyone who has a smartphone these days has played a mobile game, even those that probably don't remember (or admit) whiling time away in Candy Crush or Disney Emoji Blitz. Most of the time, however, mobile gaming is targeted at a certain consumer class ready to splurge on expensive smartphones with beefed-up hardware, leaving those with entry-level budget phones out in the cold. MediaTek is now promising that it has their back with the launch of the new Helio G35 and Helio G25 made exactly for this tier.

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The smartphone market is changing and manufacturers won’t like it

The smartphone market is changing and manufacturers won’t like it

The COVID-19 coronavirus has really changed the world as we know it. From canceled events to permanently closed businesses to new trends, our lives are slowly but surely being transformed to the point that things may never be the same again. This is the "new normal" that will be our world for the next months or even years and it will affect everything, including the mobile industry. We're already seeing some of the immediate effects of that and smartphone makers will have to adapt quickly or risk not only missing out on a new opportunity but also losing out in the market.

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Honor to switch to MediaTek away from Huawei’s Kirin chips

Honor to switch to MediaTek away from Huawei’s Kirin chips

Honor has been aggressively pushing an image of an independent company but, looking inside its phones, no one will be able to miss Huawei's DNA in almost every aspect. That includes one of the most components in Honor's products, the HiSilicon Kirin processors that are now at the heart of the latest battle between Huawei and the US government. It seems that Honor will slowly be moving its future phones over to MediaTek chips to steer away from that controversy, or at least until Huawei also gets blocked from using those as well.

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MediaTek Dimensity 820 5G challenges the Snapdragon 765 with dual SIM

MediaTek Dimensity 820 5G challenges the Snapdragon 765 with dual SIM

MediaTek has been on a roll these past weeks, trying to make up for lost time in the mobile market. Of course, it has been aggressively pushing its 5G-enabled Dimensity brand but it has also launched a new mid-range Helio G85 chip for less premium gaming smartphones. Now it's announcing yet another chip, the Dimensity 820 that is clearly trying to take on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 with a special twist.

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MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ integrates the 5G chip inside

MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ integrates the 5G chip inside

After being left in the sidelines for a while now, MediaTek has burst back into the mobile scene to take on Qualcomm at its own game. It launched its Dimensity line of systems-on-chip (SoCs) with a focus on 5G and affordability. Now it is attempting to take another stab at diminishing Qualcomm's market share with the Dimensity 1000+ which packs the 5G chip directly inside the same package. In other words, it is MediaTek's version of the Snapdragon 865.

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MediaTek Helio G85 wants to bring a 1GHz GPU to mid-range phones

MediaTek Helio G85 wants to bring a 1GHz GPU to mid-range phones

Qualcomm has more or less cornered the premium smartphone segment with its Snapdragon 800 series of chips. But with the Snapdragon 765, it is going after the lower tiers by promising not only performance but also 5G in a single package. It's no surprise, then, that MediaTek, its competitor in those markets, is ramping up its efforts to make up for lost time. Its new Helio G85 chipset may not boast of any 5G connectivity but it is, instead, aiming for smartphones designed for gaming for the masses.

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OnePlus Z processor might not be so bad after all

OnePlus Z processor might not be so bad after all

When OnePlus launched the OnePlus X in 2015, it deviated from its numerical sequence to deliver a mid-range version of its flagship. It will apparently be repeating history with the OnePlus Z, carrying last year's specs to 2020 but with a slight difference. Unlike the OnePlus X, the OnePlus Z has been leaked to use a mid-range processor rather than an older high-end one. That may still be the case but, apparently, it won't be a MediaTek 5G chip.

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OnePlus Z leak confirms a return to a basic design

OnePlus Z leak confirms a return to a basic design

If not for its price tag, there would probably be little doubt that the OnePlus 8 or, better yet, the OnePlus 8 Pro is this year's Android smartphone to beat. Granted, they're still a lot less than the competition but dangerously close to climbing to the point of no return. OnePlus fans who want something less burdensome on the wallet will either have to opt for last year's model or, if they can still wait, see if the OnePlus Z is anything close to what leaks have been claiming it would be.

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Qualcomm denies benchmark cheating insinuations by MediaTek

Qualcomm denies benchmark cheating insinuations by MediaTek

Qualcomm is arguably the biggest name in the mobile processor market. Although Apple may actually best it in benchmarks and in practice, that victory is pointless for anyone outside of Apple's ecosystem. So when Qualcomm's name gets dragged into any scandal, the mobile market definitely takes a closer look. Unsurprisingly, the US-based chipmaker isn't keeping quiet and is categorically denying it is doing any sort of whitelisting to cheat benchmark apps.

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MediaTek benchmark cheating reopens old wounds

MediaTek benchmark cheating reopens old wounds

A few years ago, a scandal broke out in the smartphone market on how once trustworthy benchmarking tools have become suddenly unreliable because smartphone manufacturers were apparently cheating their way to high numbers. That resulted in massive changes to those tools and even a few lawsuits. Other than that, though, it seems that nothing has really changed because when MediaTek was reported to be doing this kind of cheating, it gave the same response Huawei did two years ago: everyone's doing it anyway.

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MediaTek-SU hacks phone from a simple app

MediaTek-SU hacks phone from a simple app

Highlighting the extreme importance of keeping current with security updates for one's phone, MediaTek-SU was noted today by Google. In the Android Security Bulletin for March 2020, security vulnerability CVE-2020-0069 was detailed by Google. This is not a new exploit - in fact it's been out in the wild for almost a year.

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MediaTek’s new flagship chip has dual-SIM 5G but no US-friendly mmWave

MediaTek’s new flagship chip has dual-SIM 5G but no US-friendly mmWave

The shelves of 5G smartphones are going to get more crowded - and potentially more affordable, too - with chip-maker MediaTek wading into fifth-gen networks with its latest silicon. Dubbed MediaTek Dimensity, it's a family of new 5G chipsets aiming to pull the rug out from under Qualcomm's Snapdragon with features like dual-SIM 5G.

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