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.
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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.
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MediaTek announces new processor for Android Wear smartwatches

mediatek_logo_orangeMediaTek has announced a new mobile processor specifically for Google’s Android Wear lineup. The MT206 SoC was designed so manufacturers could use an efficient, small, and affordable processor in their wearable devices.

The MT206 includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core A7 processor, a Mali-400 GPU, and supports up to qHD screen resolutions. It also connects with most of the standard connectivity options you’re used to, including Bluetooth and wireless networks. The biggest selling point for manufacturers with the MT206 is the small size of the SoC. It has 41.5% few components and less power draw than other chips, so it’s cheaper and more efficient to use, especially since it’s designed specifically for Android Wear.
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HTC One (M9) in China could feature a processor from MediaTek

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Take a look at the processor in any Android device in the United States and there is a very good chance that a Qualcomm Snapdragon is found. The same cannot be said for devices in other parts of the world though. Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Intel, and MediaTek will all be fighting to power devices in different regions. With the next HTC flagship in China, MediaTek is reportedly supplying the processor. The exact reason behind HTC’s decision to go with MediaTek is unknown, but there have been rumors that Snapdragon 810 production is rocky. By splitting the work among two suppliers, HTC can deliver a global launch.

Source: China Times
Via: G 4 Games

MediaTek’s MT5595 processor powers first Ultra HD TV with Android TV

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Bringing together an Ultra HD TV with Google’s Android TV platform is made possible due to a processor built by MediaTek. The Taiwanese company announced today that, in collaboration with Google, it can bring together advanced televisions with software the supplies improved functionality to the big screen. The MT5595 is a quad-core big.LITTLE SoC containing two Cortex-A17 and two Cortex-A7 processors. The content on an Ultra HD TV can run fine with the MT5595 because of the Google VP9 and HEVC support.

Android TV devices with the MediaTek MT5595 are scheduled to arrive this March.

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AnTuTu benchmarks reveal best performing phones for 2014 Q3

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AnTuTu has released their top 10 performance rankings for smartphones for the third quarter of 2014. At the top of the list is the Meizu MX4 which made a statement with its MediaTek processor in holding off other contenders. MediaTek also grabbed the second spot with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Despite the prowess of the chip, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line still powered most of the devices in the top 10.
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MediaTek Labs launched to support development of wearables and other devices

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MediaTek announced today the launch of a new global initiative they are calling MediaTek Labs to provide resources for the development of wearables and “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. The new project tries to provide support for a variety of groups that may be involved in efforts to create new devices across a wide range of skill levels. According to Marc Naddell, vice president for the new MediaTek Labs, “with the launch of MediaTek Labs we’re opening up a new world of possibilities for everyone — from hobbyists and students through to professional developers and designers — to unleash their creativity and innovation. We believe that the innovation enabled by MediaTek Labs will drive the next wave of consumer gadgets and apps that will connect billions of things and people around the world.”
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Xiaomi Redmi Note successor to pack a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core chipset

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According to a report published in China this weekend, Xiaomi is getting ready to launch a high-end Redmi Note successor which it hopes will take on Meizu’s recently-announced MX4.

The device is set to pack a 5.5-inch display, be powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 chipset with four 2.2GHz Cortex-A17 and four 1.7GHz Cortex A-7 cores, include 3GB of RAM, incorporate a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as an astonishing 8-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 3,500 mAh non-removable battery.


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