MediaTek’s new high-end octa-core processor allows for super slow motion playback

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MediaTek’s MT6795 processor, which will be available by the end of the year, is a ‘true’ octa-core solution with LTE and 2K (1600 x 2500 pixel resolution) display support.

It’s a 64-bit chip, which is a break from MediaTek’s usual target market — the company has focused on mid-range devices in the past, and this chip is certainly catered to the higher end phones. It runs at up to 2.2 GHz and has dual-channel LPDDR3 memory up to 933 MHz.

The chip will let you play back 480 FPS 1080p full HD videos at 1/16 the original speed, at 30 FPS. You’ll also be able to record and playback 4K Ultra HD videos while using less power.

The high-end chips’s launch  comes alongside the MT6752 for mid-range phones and the MT67932 for entry-level phones. Hit the break for the full press release from MediaTek and a video of the chip in action.

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Low-end processor support indicates that Chromebooks can get even cheaper

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Thought $199 was cheap for a Chromebook? Or how about $179 for a Chromebox? Get ready, because the race to the bottom for a Chrome OS device has not even started. Found within the code for the backbone of Chrome OS is support for a low-end processor with the source being MediaTek. Low-end means that the prices would drop; however, do know that performance would also drop. Currently, there are Chromebooks out there that experience problems with multiple tabs being opened at once. That is why Intel stepped forward to support the operating system with quality processors at decent price points. That company has backed Chromebooks with its Bay Trail, Celeron, and Haswell processors.

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Google forges partnership with MediaTek for Android One device development

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At the Google I/O keynote this week, Google announced that it would be working on a new initiative, called Android One, which would aid OEMs in the development of low-cost smartphones geared towards users in emerging markets.

Google has decided to work with MediaTek on this initiative, which will most likely be manufacturing the chips for the devices.

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Xiaomi announces new Android smart TV with 4K display

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Xiaomi has officially announced a new television, the MI TV 2,  after releasing its first smart TV last fall. This one proves to be a bit bigger (49 inches), and a really nice new feature — a 4K display — for only CN¥3,999  (equivalent to $640).

Android is built into the TV (MIUI TV skin) and side loading for other TV apps is simple. The 4K panel has 3D capabilities with a 6.2mm aluminum bezel. The processor is a quad-core MediaTek MStar 6A918 chip (clocked at 1.45 GHz), 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot that can support up to 64GB. 

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Amazon’s 2014 Kindle Fire line to be powered by MediaTek processors

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MediaTek processors are starting to be used more and more in not only the Asian market, but also in the western hemisphere. Recent rumors suggest that Google is working on a budget Nexus smartphone that will feature a MediaTek 64-bit processor. Now there are rumors suggesting that Amazon will be using a MediaTek MT8135 in their upcoming refresh of the entry-level Kindle Fire tablets.

MediaTek initially dismissed the idea that they would be working with Amazon, but also said that they would try and close a deal with any potential clients. Reports today came in saying that Amazon would indeed use MediaTek to process some of their tablets, but we do not yet know if MediaTek chipsets will power the entire Kindle Fire line or just the entry-level devices.

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Low-cost Google Nexus phone may use 64-bit MediaTek chip

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A new report out of China indicates the low-price Google Nexus device we heard about will be powered by a 64-bit MediaTek processor. The earlier rumor had mentioned MediaTek may be partnering with Google to provide chips for the devices as their chips are generally much lower cost than those from a company like Qualcomm and their high end Snapdragon processors. It appears Google is targeting a $100 price point for this new device as a way to get into the lower end of the market or to expand to emerging markets around the globe, so a low-cost chip is a requirement. Even though MediaTek’s chips use a 64-bit architecture, they are not intended for high end devices. » Read the rest

A very low-priced Nexus phone might be in the works

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Flagship phones always get the center of attention, but lower-tier phones are growing in popularity, especially in developing countries. Over the last year there has been a trend in better quality low-tier phones, such as the Moto G.  Now it looks like Google might have something in the works as well.

A report out of China has Google partnering with MediaTek for a very low-priced smartphone. Those of you that generally buy flagship phones are probably not familiar with MediaTek. Like Qualcomm, they are makers of mobile processors, but they are generally found on budget phones. This rumored phone is expected to sell for only $100.

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