Sony to use MediaTek silicon for at least five models in 2015?
posted by Alan F. / Jun 10, 2014, 10:34 AM
Now, it appears that MediaTek has reeled in one of those bigger names, in Sony. The latter already employs the quad-core MT6589 in the Sony Xperia C. According to Taiwan based sources, Sony plans on offering at least five smartphones that feature a MediaTek SoC during 2015. Some, possibly all of the handsets, will offer 4G connectivity. That means that these phones will probably be mid-range to high-end models.
With more smartphone manufacturers trying to compete on price in addition to features, we could see more big names turning to MediaTek for their silicon needs in the future.
Thanks for the tip!
source: AppleDaily via GforGames
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This'll keep me looking elsewhere. I don't care if people love MT or not, I don't want.
posted on Jun 10, 2014, 10:38 AM 1
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I don't think anybody - other than OEMs - "love" MediaTek. Anybody that knows better looks at the specs of a phone, sees "Octa-core 1.3GHz", sees that it's a MT, and then realizes it might match the performance of their dual-core S4 Pro from 2 years ago.
posted on Jun 10, 2014, 10:59 AM 4
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Be honest now, if you can over clock the exynos, why can't we over clock the Dragon an compare same boost equivalents? The Dragon can breathe fire on lower power at higher clocks, Exynos may have more volume of fire but at serious cost to fuel supply, both set fire to things. Exynos is potent but not when limited to phone design paradigms. Its target is best suited at Tegra I'd guess, not Dragons. It sings soprano around dragons with a blue rubber band around its boys IMO because of that.
posted on Jun 10, 2014, 4:29 PM 0
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Hilarious how commenters bash Mediatek without any reason. Mediatek is getting huge ,they just reported May revenue of 641 millions so Q2 will be at about 2B. That's more than most folks,very few semiconductor companies can say they have more revenue. Qualcomm has low end chips too,except they cost more and it's very likely for Mediatek to design their own custom core at some point and they will compete at all levels no matter what. And that's great, we don't need Qualcomm becoming another Intel (with it's crazy prices and 60% margins).
posted on Jun 10, 2014, 1:01 PM 1
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"without any reason"??? You're looking at this narrowly, market performance means jack sh*t to paying users if long term plan seems to be "put out cheap SoCs with CLOSED/BROKEN sources, that OEMs can buy so they can rip off at low mid - low range product line w/ almost zero guarantee for future firmware revs/fixes" tactic. They can fool noob 1st time buyers but not seasoned ones. So what if MT's got their own chip designs cooking, look at Samsung's Exynos (and this is one of the world's up there SoC designer/assembler we're talking about) they got YEARS below their belt and even theirs still suck? They switched back to dual release w/ Snapdragon since S4 for a damn good reason if that's not obvious enough... I don't want Qualcomm to become the Intel of ARM SoCs either but MT isn't the answer to that conundrum yet.
posted on Jun 10, 2014, 8:25 PM 1
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What? Havent they learned from the xperia c? Chinese ODM's offers same phones as xperia c but at $100 usd less. Any phone sony can make with mediatek chips, the competition will always have something way cheaper for the same performance. Sony's current offerings are decent but are still priced with a premium. It's future seems to be the same.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 11:34 AM 0
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