HTC One A9 (Aero) spotted on GeekBench, its MediaTek Helio X20 chip posts impressive results


While many would associate September 29th with the launch of Google’s new Nexus handsets, it’s important to remember that HTC is also holding a device launch party on that same day. The Taiwanese handset maker is expected to take the wraps off two new flagships, one of which is believed to be called the HTC One A9 (Aero). HTC┬ámust be stepping up final testing of the device┬ábecause it has been spotted making the rounds on the GeekBench benchmarking site, with its deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor posting impressive results.

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 comes with a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC and 5.5-Inch FHD display for just $125

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While Samsung prepares to announce the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus later today, Xiaomi has announced a new device of its own, the Redmi Note 2. Notable features include a camera with a focus speed of just a tenth of a second and MediaTek’s new Helio X10 SoC. Join us after the break for all the specifications and more images.

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MediaTek’s deca-core X20 CPU set to launch in October

MediaTekMediaTek’s latest high-end mobile processor, the deca-core Helio X20, will make its official debut sometime this October. It’s expected to launch in the Chinese Elephone P9000 on October 20th, which will run around $500.

The X20 will be the first processor to use three core groups, utilizing two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz for high performance, four Cortex-A53 cores at 2 GHz for a balance between speed and power consumption, and four more Cortex-A53 at a lower clock speed for battery efficiency. It’s paired with a Mali-T800 GPU, making for a very powerful processor. Read more

Lenovo announces the K3 Note phablet with mid-range specs

Lenovo K3 Note 2Lenovo has announced a new phablet to tackle the mid-range market called the Lenovo K3 Note. This phone is pretty similar to the smaller Lenovo K3 that was announced awhile back, but features some improved hardware and an obviously larger screen.

The K3 Note has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processor, and 2 GB of RAM. You’ll find 16 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, plus a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. A big bonus is that the phone supports dual-SIM cards, so it’ll be a pretty flexible device. Read more

Front side of Sony Cosmos breaks cover

sony cosmosA new image of the Sony Cosmos has shown up online showing the front facing side of the device. It doesn’t really reveal anything we hadn’t seen before, but you do get a better look at the large front-facing camera that Sony’s including with this phone.

Rumors still point to this device launching with a MediaTek processor and running Android 5.0 out of the box, but otherwise, there’s a ton we don’t know about the device yet. Hopefully more info comes out of the rumor mill soon. Read more