Tag: MediaTek

Apple considered Samsung and MediaTek for 5G modems in 2019 iPhones

(Reuters) — Apple held talks with Samsung Electronics and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole […]

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Apple Considered Using 5G Modems From Samsung, MediaTek, and Intel for 2019 iPhones

Word on the street is that Apple isn’t rushing to adopt 5G technology in its iPhone lineup this year, but it appears that the company at least considered it. According to a report from Reuters, based on testimony provided by Apple supply chain executive Tony Blevins during the ongoing trial between the Federal Trade Commission […]

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MediaTek reveals AI-powered Helio P90 chip and slates 5G chip for MWC

MediaTek may not have the name recognition of larger chipmakers, such as Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung, and Huawei, but its chips are found in nearly a third of mobile phones — largely low- to mid-range Android devices sold in Asia. Today, the company announced an AI-powered 4G smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) called Helio P90 and said it […]

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Here’s why Apple’s 5G iPhone delay should rattle investors

As VentureBeat’s resident Apple and next-generation 5G cellular expert, I raised a yellow flag back in February that Apple was facing at least four challenging roads to releasing a 5G iPhone, and might be forced to make tough decisions to join the international race to 5G. I concluded my article by noting that “if the company’s […]

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MediaTek’s prototype 5G phone has a fan, but final design supposedly won’t

Since late 2018’s and early 2019’s 5G network launches are rapidly approaching, device makers are beginning to hint at the shapes of their initial 5G smartphones. Positioning itself as a rival to Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, and Intel, Taiwanese 5G chipmaker MediaTek has just shown off the latest version of its Helio M70 5G modem (via IT […]

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