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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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Intel reveals flagship 11th Gen thin-and-light CPUs and a 5G laptop modem

Intel reveals flagship 11th Gen thin-and-light CPUs and a 5G laptop modem

Intel has added two new 11th Gen Core processors for thin and light Windows notebooks, along with is first 5G modem for PCs as high-speed embedded cellular connectivity gains traction. The Intel Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7 will both offer Iris Xe graphics along with up to 5 GHz clock speeds.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G specs leak with Snapdragon downgrade

OnePlus Nord CE 5G specs leak with Snapdragon downgrade

A few days ago, OnePlus finally confirmed what its next Nord-branded phones will be called. While the OnePlus Nord N200 5G will be the entry-level phone that those in the US and Canada will be able to buy, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the one that will be heading to some global markets in less than two weeks. That does give time for leaks about the latter's specs and, based on this first serving, it might be a mixed bag of downgrades and upgrades.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G and Nord 200 5G confirmed with few details

OnePlus Nord CE 5G and Nord 200 5G confirmed with few details

Rather than return to making premium flagships that are nearly half the price of the competition, the OnePlus Nord was actually a new series that indeed focused on more affordable devices for the mid-tier market. Despite the models not being equally available across all markets, OnePlus boasted that the first OnePlus Nord was actually its fastest-selling product in Europe and India on opening day. That has naturally encouraged it to follow it up with a new model and, to finally and the guessing game, it is officially revealing that its name will be the OnePlus Nord CE 5G.

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OnePlus Nord 2 with MediaTek chip tipped again

OnePlus Nord 2 with MediaTek chip tipped again

Qualcomm may have much of the attention in the media when it comes to smartphone processors but it might be slowly losing ground when it comes to actual market share. Figures from the last few quarters revealed MediaTek's growing reach as more and more smartphone makers adopt its growing number of 5G processors. Some, like Xiaomi, were previously Snapdragon-only houses and soon OnePlus might follow that pattern with the Nord 2 and a Dimensity 1200 instead of a Qualcomm chip.

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MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G wants to level up mid-range phones

MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G wants to level up mid-range phones

Qualcomm, as always, focuses heavily on the high-end, premium market where it's able to make the most profits from each unit sold. It does also have chips that cater to lower tiers but that is also where MediaTek's processors are better known. That even applies to the young 5G market where MediaTek's Dimensity brand is trying to establish a foothold before Qualcomm can stake a claim. Its latest attempt is the Dimensity 900 5G which flaunts Dual 5G support as one of its special features.

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