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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MediaTek announces LTE-capable 64-bit MT6732 chipset

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64-bit systems are all the rage in smartphones now, and MediaTek isn’t going to be left behind. They’ve announced their newest 64-bit MT6732 chipset for 2014, complete with cat-4 LTE connectivity, a 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM cortex-A53 CPU and a Mali-T670 GPU. On paper, it’s a very capable chipset that’s bound to end up in a ton of budget phones by the end of the year.

The MT6732 is capable of low-power 1080p video playback, a wide range of codec support, and 1080p video capture at 30 fps. It also supports a host of radios, including HSPA+, dual-band WiFi, Miracast, and Bluetooth 4.0. It’s slated to be used in devices in Q3 of 2014. » Read the rest

MediaTek’s new Everyday Genius motto announced along with new quad-core 64-bit chipset

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MediaTek has announced a new motto, Everyday Genius, to serve as their new branding motif. To help highlight this new marketing direction, MediaTek took the opportunity during MWC 2014 to announce a new quad-core chipset aimed at devices in the “super-mid market” as they describe it. The MT6732 will be a 64-bit processor that will compete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset. » Read the rest

HTC appears to have brightly colored mid-range octa-core phone in the works

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According to Chinese web site ePrice, HTC appears to have jumped on the brightly colored smartphone bandwagon based on several leaked photos. The images show a device, believed to be a new version of the HTC Desire, in yellow, orange, red and a teal color. In addition to the bright new colors, HTC is supposedly set to equip the device with a MediaTek eight-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. The device will supposedly come with a 5-inch 720p capable screen. Running on this hardware will be HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI layered on top of Android 4.3. » Read the rest

MediaTek’s wireless charging technology could support many devices, getting rid of the crowded field of standards

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MediaTek has announced that they have successfully created a way technology that allows wireless charging to take place regardless of the equipment being used. While it is not ready for immediate production, it will solve a big issue with wireless charging

There are many different wireless charging solutions; therefore, a person’s tablet and smartphone may not use the same wireless charging technology. Also, they require a very precise position on a charging pad. MediaTek’s solution would allow devices to be laid anywhere on the charging pad without having to worry about the position. More interestingly, it may allow to charge through walls. It is that incredible. Hit the source link to read more about what MediaTek is working on.

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Huawei Glory 4 photos leak, has 5.5-inch display, MediaTek octa-core processor

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Huawei’s “G750″ (most likely the Glory 4) has some leaked pictures going around the web, and the device is rumored to have MediaTek’s octa-core MT6592 CPU running inside— MediaTek says that the processor can run all eight cores simultanoeusly— an impressive feat.

The processor supports 4K video playback and cameras with 16MP stills and full HD.

The device is supposed to have a 5.5-inch display but only with 720p resolution, 2GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage. The device is expected to ship with Android 4.2.2 (according to a leaked photo) but that can always change. Hit the link below from GSM Arena for more photos.

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Photo teases back-side of Oppo R829T

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A photo of Oppo’s R829T back-side has been released online, and shows off a reflective material used on the back panel. Oppo is reportedly calling it a “holographic mirror design.” There also appears to be a metal frame around the device. The top left corner features the 13MP shooter and LED flash, and internally, the phone has a MediaTek MT6589 processor, which is a quad-core Cortex A7 clocked at 1.2GHz. The phone also has 1GB RAM.

Launch date and price are not yet available but stay tuned for more information.

Via: GSMArena
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Gameloft shows MediaTek’s octa-core CPU’s advantages in new video

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mediatek_octa_core_screenshot_videoGameloft has released a new video to show off the advantages of MediaTek’s new MT6592 processor, specifically for their Modern Combat 5 game. The video compares MediaTek’s octa-core processor with a quad-core one. Soft particles and depth of field are demonstrated so when the foreground is focused on, the background blurs. Lighting is enhanced much more with rays from the sun being able to reflect off of the players eyes. In the image above, you can see the ground can reflect what is above and also shadows can form. And something that any gamer will welcome is the addition of a lot more texture.

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