MediaTek exec hints at future partnership between Samsung and MediaTek

MediaTek exec hints at future partnership between Samsung and MediaTek
Qualcomm was not chosen as a supplier for Samsung's newest Galaxy phones, as the S6 and the S6 edge employ a benchmark-busting Exynos chipset inside, a silicon that is running circles around the Snapdragon 810 as per our preliminary benchmark tests. This might be viewed as a blow against the ongoing long-lasting partnership between Sammy and Qualcomm. 

A new rumor claims that the second largest chipset maker, MediaTek, might have scored a sweet new partnership with Samsung on some upcoming, unnamed projects. This falls in line with the rumors that we had previously heard - MediaTek was said to provide chips for the low-end Tizen line of phones that Samsung is most likely holding in the pipeline.

In particular, the Deputy General Manager of MediaTek, Zhu Shan-gzu, has reportedly addressed this alleged new partnership, claiming that MediaTek has recently "made progress little by little in some direction”.

We are not sure whether MediaTek will score a deal with Samsung, but we are more than certain that the China-based chip maker is becoming more and more competitive - just a few days ago, at MWC, the silicon manufacturer unveiled the 64-bit Helio X10 chipset, which is aiming straight at the top-tier smartphone segment. Of course, the company also has a whole slew of affordable entry-level and mid-range chipsets to suit everyone's needs.

source: CTimes via GForGames



1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

mediatek is gaining popularity. qualcomm needs to step up its game

2. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

No wonder why, Samsung needs newer SoCs for their low/midrange devices to fill the gap left by Broadcom when the latter left the smartphone chip market. Reason for which most of their new budget devices only use low end Spreadtrum chips.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

The MTK 6752 is the perfect mid-range chip for 2015. Hope to see it in more mid-range devices.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I thought 615 would the perfect midranger but that things heats up like anything in my phone.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yes, the 615 heats up crazily. The 6752 is faster and more efficient. Which phone do you use? Galaxy A7/Desire 820

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

None. YU Yureka :3 Its a placeholder until One Plus Two comes out.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Are you from India? My friends phone is heating up too much after the first update.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not really but one very close friend of mine is. He got one extra from Amazon sale luckily and I decided to buy it from him considering its only £100. Apart from the battery life due to the overheating SD615, its a pretty good phone.

15. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

i think 600 was better than 615

4. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

but still qualcomm is somehow better than mediatek...


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

"Somehow" is hardly a good explanation.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

HTC using Mediatek, Sony using Mediatek and now, Samsung. Can we expect some super cheap smartphones with 14nm FinFET SoCs?

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Not just HTC, Sony and Samsung use Mediatek...even LG, Huawei, Lenovo, Meizu etc. are using Mediatek.

9. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

eeeeeeeeewh cheap processors eeeeewh eeeeeewh eeeeeewh

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its much cheaper to outsource low-midrange processors than to mass produce Exynos. Plus MTK is not that bad. Get an Android One device and experience that MTK is not that bad what you think.


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Good. After all, it's real-life usage that counts, not benchmarks.

13. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Samsung may use Mediatek chips for their entry level smartphones, possibly Tizen-base ones. Moreover, MediaTek doesn't seem to come up with a processor which is on par with the powerful monster like Samsung's Exynos or Qualcomn, so no way Samsung abandons its homegrown chip. BTW, isn't Mediatek a Taiwanese firm...

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

That might be a good news as MediaTek already announced MT8173 which uses A72, I was thinking it will come next year or so.

17. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Maybe some GPU IP talks in between. Samsung is building their own afaik and MediaTek could use some help there.

20. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Qualcomm has the name recognition in the high end mobile processor space. It will take more than one chip fail (810) to unseat them.

21. Simona unregistered

hahaha and this is iiit :) What did I tell you guys b4 ? haha Mediatek will be Kiiinng ! Remember My words ....

22. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Will be a wise choice for their low-midend smartphones. More competitive pricing is exactly what they need for the Chinese and Indian markets.

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