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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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OnePlus Nord 2 5G revealed with MediaTek inside

OnePlus Nord 2 5G revealed with MediaTek inside

OnePlus revealed a new device this week called the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. This new device has a processor in it made by MediaTek - that'll be the first OnePlus device with a MediaTek processor inside. The OnePlus Nord line is aimed at bringing affordable smartphones to the public with the OnePlus brand name to assure quality and reliability in software and hardware. With MediaTek inside their devices, it'll make that proposition slightly more difficult than it was when they were, at first, using the slightly more common Qualcomm.

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T-Mobile REVVL V+ 5G doesn’t look too shabby for its price

T-Mobile REVVL V+ 5G doesn’t look too shabby for its price

Whether warranted or not, the term "affordable" has been used as a euphemism for "cheap," which, in turn, has carried a stigma of poor quality or lackluster design. So when T-Mobile claims to have the most affordable 5G phone in the US market, it's unsurprising that some might presume it'll be a rather disappointing affair. They might be surprised, however, to find a rather good-looking handset that does deliver some value for its price, even if it does cut corners.

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Nokia G20 is coming to the US with a MediaTek chip

Nokia G20 is coming to the US with a MediaTek chip

MediaTek may have overtaken Qualcomm as the biggest mobile chip vendor for a few quarters but its presence in the US is still comparatively small. Most of the phones that are sold in that prime market run on Qualcomm's myriad Snapdragon chipsets, but there have been some exceptions here and there. One such exception will be the Nokia G20 that will be coming to the US next week after journeying through Europe. Its MediaTek processor won't be its selling point, though, and buyers will most likely be more attracted to its price tag.

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OnePlus Dimensity 1200 phone reportedly in the prototyping stage

OnePlus Dimensity 1200 phone reportedly in the prototyping stage

OnePlus has been trying to diversify its products recently and not just by launching new devices like its first-ever smartwatch. Last year, it also introduced a new Nord series that seems poised to flood the budget and mid-range smartphone markets in the US and elsewhere. All throughout, however, OnePlus has solidly been a Qualcomm smartphone house as far as the processors that it uses go. It might be planning to diversify that as well as leaks about a OnePlus phone powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 5G chipset continue to arrive.

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