Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000: high-end socs side by side

Now that Qualcomm and MediaTek have both presented their high-end socs for next year’s phones, we can put them side by side. How do the socs differ from each other and on what points do they correspond? With the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm has presented the soc that will probably be … Read more

Rumor: MediaTek Dimensity 7000-soc equipped with 8-core CPU on 5nm process

MediaTek’s upcoming Dimensity 7000-soc is built on TSMC’s 5nm process, similar to the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100, and features an eight-core CPU with four Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. This is evident from leaked specs. More details have emerged about MediaTek’s recently teased new soc, the Dimensity 7000. Renowned leaker Digital Chat Station … Read more

Samsung shows Galaxy A03 smartphone from the cheapest class

Samsung has released its budget device, the Galaxy A03. The device is related to the A03s, A02S and A02. Those are Samsung’s cheapest devices. They differ among themselves in terms of the soc, among other things. According to the announcement, the A03 will receive an unnamed octacore processor at 1.6GHz, paired with 3 or 4GB … Read more

OPPO introduces Reno7 Pro smartphone with notification LED around camera island

OPPO has released a series of new Reno phones consisting of the Reno7 Pro 5G, Reno 7 5G and Reno7 SE 5G. The Pro variant has an LED strip around the camera island at the back, which functions as a notification LED. The phones will first appear in China. OPPO announced the Reno7 series at … Read more

Security firm reveals four vulnerabilities in all MediaTek socs

Check Point Research has discovered four vulnerabilities in drivers of all MediaTek stocks. The processor designer has since closed it. The security company discovered the vulnerabilities by reverse engineering parts of the firmware. The leaks are in the dsp, the digital signal processor of all MediaTek-socs, Check Point reports. They turned out to be possible … Read more

Panasonic brings VRR and 4k120 support to 2021 OLED TVs with update

Panasonic is releasing firmware for its OLED TVs this year: the JZ980, JZ1000, JZ1500 and the JZ2000. This update is also available for the JX940, a 4K LCD TV. This displays 4k120 in full resolution and VRR can be combined with 4k and HDR10. The improvements added in firmware version 3.124 only work through a … Read more

Qualcomm has exclusive agreement with Microsoft for Arm version of Windows

Only Snapdragon socs can handle the Arm version of Windows, due to an exclusive agreement between Qualcomm and Microsoft. That is what XDA Developers claims. That agreement would expire ‘soon’. Microsoft and Qualcomm teamed up to support Arm PC chips in Windows, giving Qualcomm an exclusive deal to supply Arm PCs for Windows, XDA Developers … Read more

MediaTek shows high-end 7nm-soc Pentonic 2000 for 8k120 televisions

MediaTek has introduced its new Pentanic 2000 soc. This 7nm chip is intended for 8k televisions with a refresh rate of 120Hz. 8k televisions with the chip will appear next year. MediaTek claims that its Pentonic 2000 is the first commercial all-in-one television soc to support 8k120 displays. The chip is built on TSMC’s N7 … Read more

AMD releases Wi-Fi 6E module with MediaTek chipset under its own name

AMD has announced its own RZ600 modules with Wi-Fi 6E support. The modules are based on MediaTek’s new Filogic 330P chipset, and AMD is pushing them forward to combine with Ryzen processors in laptops and desktops. MediaTek’s Filogic 330P chipset offers support for 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, which uses the 6GHz band in … Read more

MediaTek announces high-end Dimensity 9000-4nm soc with Cortex X2 core

MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 9000 soc, the first mobile soc to use TSMC’s 4nm process and the first soc to use Arm’s new cores, including the Cortex X2 core. At the beginning of next year, the first smartphones with the soc should appear. The Dimensity 9000-soc will get eight cores, all of which are … Read more