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  • Rumor: Qualcomm working on a 10-core Snapdragon 818 chipset....2016

  • MediaTek has a 10 core phone processor in the pipeline.
    Called Helio X20, it has one cluster of two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores for top-end performance (games and video recording, for example), one cluster of four 2GHz Cortex-A53 cores for medium loads, and one cluster of four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores for light loads.
    “Dividing the cores into three clusters provides a more efficient allocation of tasks for optimum performance and extended battery life,” said the firm.
    It also has a Category 6 LTE modem with carrier aggregation, and is expected to be seen in consumer devices by the end of this year.
    With the on-chip ‘CorePilot 3.0′ heterogeneous computing scheduling algorithm which covers all CPUs and GPUs on the die, power is claimed to be 30% less than “conventional dual cluster architectures” , said MediaTek, possibly refering to its own recently introduced Helio X10 with 8x Cortex-A53 cores.
    Other additions include a ‘3D depth engine’ “that allows for a faster shot-to-shot experience in creating complex depth-of-field images” from cameras and facility for a 120Hz display.
    An 11th core – and ARM Cortex-M4 – support always-on applications such as MP3 playback and voice activation. “The sensor hub operates on an isolated, low power domain to assist with tasks for better battery efficiency”, said the MediaTek.

  • The Tri-Cluster CPU architecture is enabled by MediaTek’s new CorePilot 3.0 heterogeneous computing scheduling algorithm. CorePilot 3.0 schedules the tasks for all CPUs and GPUs on the SoC while managing power and thermal effects so that extreme performance can be attained while creating less heat. It provides up to a 30% reduction of power consumption compared with conventional dual cluster architectures.

    Innovative three cluster architecture sets new performance and power efficiency benchmarks with up to a 30% reduction in power consumption for the next generation of mobile devices

  • Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek’s upcoming Helio X20 is expected to be one of the first mobile processors with 10 CPU cores. But the company is already working on a few more deca-core chips.

    The Helio X22 is basically a faster version of the X20, while the Helio X30 uses a different arrangement of processor cores to offer higher performance.

    Like many multi-core chips for mobile devices, the Helio X series basically combines a number of higher-performance processor cores with a group of lower-performance cores that use less power. The arrangement can help provide a burst of power when needed, while relying on the less power-hungry components to conserve battery life when you don’t need turbo speeds.

    What makes these chips different from most on the market is that they combine three or more groups of CPU cores instead of two.

    Here’s a run-down of the way those cores are set up in different Helio X series chips:

    Helio X30

    4 ARM Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz
    2 ARM Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2 GHz
    2 ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz
    2 ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1 GHz
    This chip will have ARM Mali-T880 graphics and support for up to 4GB of RAM, and eMMC 5.1 storage.

    Helio X20

    2 ARM Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz
    4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2 GHz
    4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz
    MediaTek’s first deca-core chip features ARM Mali-T800 graphics, support for 4G LTE, 802.11ac WiFi, and an ARM Cortex-M4 co-processor for always-on speech recognition, among other things.

    Helio X22

    Details about this processor are scarce, but it’s expected to have the same type of arrangement as the Helio X20, but higher clock speeds for at least some CPU cores.

    You’ll probably have to wait until early 2016 before you can buy a device powered by any of these new processors, but MediaTek is expected to begin shipping samples of the Helio X20 later this year.

  • mk54321 mk54321 Aug 1, 2015 4:36 PM Flag

    Norm...same can be said for Media Tek.

    According to industry analysts, MediaTek has invested in Meizu, though the exact numbers weren’t announced just yet

    Media Tek - Wolfson agreement:
    The designer and developer of semiconductor devices Wolfson Microelectronics has reached a partnership agreement with chipset maker MediaTek, according to which, its HD Audio services will be provided as a pre-integrated option, on MediaTek’s mobile LTE reference platforms,

  • July 2015 ...According to a report from China, Meizu has managed to sell 1.2 million M2 note units in the past month or so, which is great for Meizu. Meizu is actually aiming to sell 20 million devices before the end of the year, and by the looks of it, they might be able to hit that goal. The company might announce additional device(s) before the end of the year, but they already have a number of great devices available for purchase.

    June 2015 ....Meizu has started to enable customers to reserve the Meizu m2 note online in China in June, and it seems that this move has proved to be an overwhelming success, since it managed to pick up a whopping 10 million reservations as revealed by its Weibo account, now how about that?

    Meizu sold 8.9 million smartphones in the first half of 2015.

    Meizu has used Wolfson audio chips in many models:
    Meizu MX used Wolfson WM8958
    Meizu MX2 used Wolfson WM8958
    Meizu MX3 used Wolfson WM5102
    Meizu MX4 used Wolfson WM5102
    Meizu MX4 Pro used Wolfson WM8281
    Meizu MX5 used Wolfson WM1840
    Meizu M1 and M2 ...tbd
    Meizu M1 Note used Wolfson WM8281
    Meizu M2 Note used Wolfson WM8281

    Future Meizu M5 Pro expected in September 2015
    MediaTek Has Invested In Meizu According To Industry Analysts
    May 7, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

    Meizu is an up and coming Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This company might be relatively unknown outside of China, but their growth rate is outstanding and they really managed to leave a great impression with their devices last year. The company has released MX4, MX4 Pro and M1 Note devices last year, which were followed by the M1 in January this year. All of those devices are really capable and affordable, especially if you consider their build quality and specifications. Meizu has done so well that Alibaba Group, one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies, decided to invest in Meizu a while back. It seems like Meizu received yet another financial injection just now, read on.

    According to a new information from China, the Taiwan-based processor manufacturer, MediaTek, has invested in Meizu. According to industry analysts, MediaTek has invested in Meizu, though the exact numbers weren’t announced just yet. Meizu MX4, M1 Note and M1 are all powered by MediaTek’s processors, and it seems like Meizu will continue deploying MediaTek’s chips in its upcoming products as well, at least judging by this investment. MediaTek was relatively unknown a few years back, but today their chips are powering a ton of smartphones all over the world. They were producing low-mid range chips at first, but today their lineup actually consists out of powerful, high-end chips as well. MediaTek is trying to compete with Qualcomm, and it will definitely be interesting to see how will they fare at the end of this year.

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    will wolf be in there?

    by cwb88 Jul 31, 2015 8:16 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Aug 1, 2015 1:49 PM Flag

    It was about time Meizu gave itself a public pat on the back. Li Nan, VP of Marketing and Sales at Meizu, published a classic stealth brag on the company's Weibo account, writing something to the tune of 'Hey, we don't have a goal of selling 20 million handsets this year... but we could totally sell over 20 million smartphones anyway!'

    This isn't Meizu blowing hot steam in the air, by the way. If the company keeps up the tempo of over 1 million sales monthly, it could steal a good night's sleep from the guys at Xiaomi next door. Besides, not only is the vendor building momentum, it's also enjoying a $590 million cash injection from none other than Alibaba, the biggest cat in Chinese e-commerce. Watch out for Meizu, folks, it's about to explode!

  • Reply to

    will wolf be in there?

    by cwb88 Jul 31, 2015 8:16 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Aug 1, 2015 1:25 PM Flag

    June 2015 ....Meizu has started to enable customers to reserve the Meizu m2 note online in China in June, and it seems that this move has proved to be an overwhelming success, since it managed to pick up a whopping 10 million reservations as revealed by its Weibo account, now how about that?

    July 2015 ...According to a report from China, Meizu has managed to sell 1.2 million M2 note units in the past month or so, which is great for Meizu. Meizu is actually aiming to sell 20 million devices before the end of the year, and by the looks of it, they might be able to hit that goal. The company might announce additional device(s) before the end of the year, but they already have a number of great devices available for purchase.

  • Reply to

    will wolf be in there?

    by cwb88 Jul 31, 2015 8:16 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Aug 1, 2015 1:13 PM Flag

    Meizu sold 8.9 million smartphones in the first half of 2015

    This Chinese smartphone OEM has shared their results for the first half of this year via their official Weibo (Chinese social network) page. Meizu says that they managed to sell 8.9 million devices, which is a huge increase for this company compared to last year.

  • Reply to

    will wolf be in there?

    by cwb88 Jul 31, 2015 8:16 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Aug 1, 2015 1:02 PM Flag

    Meizu has used Wolfson audio chips in many models:
    Meizu MX used Wolfson WM8958
    Meizu MX2 used Wolfson WM8958
    Meizu MX3 used Wolfson WM5102
    Meizu MX4 used Wolfson WM5102
    Meizu MX4 Pro used Wolfson WM8281
    Meizu MX5 used Wolfson WM1840
    Meizu M1 and M2 ...tbd
    Meizu M1 Note used Wolfson WM8281
    Meizu M2 Note used Wolfson WM8281

    Future Meizu M5 Pro expected in September 2015

  • Reply to

    will wolf be in there?

    by cwb88 Jul 31, 2015 8:16 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Jul 31, 2015 11:20 PM Flag

    MediaTek Has Invested In Meizu According To Industry Analysts
    May 7, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

    Meizu is an up and coming Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This company might be relatively unknown outside of China, but their growth rate is outstanding and they really managed to leave a great impression with their devices last year. The company has released MX4, MX4 Pro and M1 Note devices last year, which were followed by the M1 in January this year. All of those devices are really capable and affordable, especially if you consider their build quality and specifications. Meizu has done so well that Alibaba Group, one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies, decided to invest in Meizu a while back. It seems like Meizu received yet another financial injection just now, read on.

    According to a new information from China, the Taiwan-based processor manufacturer, MediaTek, has invested in Meizu. According to industry analysts, MediaTek has invested in Meizu, though the exact numbers weren’t announced just yet. Meizu MX4, M1 Note and M1 are all powered by MediaTek’s processors, and it seems like Meizu will continue deploying MediaTek’s chips in its upcoming products as well, at least judging by this investment. MediaTek was relatively unknown a few years back, but today their chips are powering a ton of smartphones all over the world. They were producing low-mid range chips at first, but today their lineup actually consists out of powerful, high-end chips as well. MediaTek is trying to compete with Qualcomm, and it will definitely be interesting to see how will they fare at the end of this year.

  • Reply to

    will wolf be in there?

    by cwb88 Jul 31, 2015 8:16 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Jul 31, 2015 9:59 PM Flag

    Confirmed ... The Meizu M2 Note also uses a Wolfson Audio chip ..WM8281

    Review-comparison Meizu M1 Note and M2 Note – July 6th 2015

  • Reply to

    will wolf be in there?

    by cwb88 Jul 31, 2015 8:16 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Jul 31, 2015 9:50 PM Flag

    Meizu had released two models early in 2015 the M1 and the M1 Note.
    The M1 Note had an audio chip Wolfson WM8281.

    Now they have released an M2 and an M2 Note upgrades.
    The M2 sells for less than $100 (rs 6,200 in India) and the M2 Note is about $150 (rs 8250)
    I would expect the M2 Note to also have a Wolfson audio chip.

    Meizu Sold 1.2 Million M2 Note Units In One Month
    July 31, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

  • IBM's huge partnership with Apple is giving IBM employees a never-before-offered benefit. IBM is, for the first time, offering to buy employees a Mac as their main work PC,

    Macs weren't exactly forbidden at IBM, but that's not the same thing as actively telling employees to go ahead and choose a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or a Mac PC when they are due to replace an older Lenovo PC.

    Latest internal IBM memo states that
    IBM plans to purchase 200,000 Apple Mac's annually for Ibm employees July 31st 2015

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    Galaxy S6 edge+ price and release date tipped

    by mk54321 Jul 31, 2015 1:27 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Jul 31, 2015 1:52 PM Flag

    According to SamMobile and its inside sources, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will start at 799.99 Euros for the 32GB model. Those numbers seem a little off considering that Samsung charges roughly 850 Euros for the standard Galaxy S6 Edge.

    Samsung is planning to reduce the current prices of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ...this may happen soon.

  • Pouring water in that rumor mill is the leaked price of the S6 edge+, which is in euros, and is pegged at EUR 799.99 for the basic 32 GB model. If that sound a bit steep, remember that the S6 edge started north of EUR 700, too, while this one will have a much larger, 5.7" display, for those who just can't stomach a 5.1-incher. The release date is tipped to be August 21, or just a week after the August 13th a

  • Innovations in Sound

    The Galaxy S6 is similarly equipped with extremely advanced technologies developed with music lovers in mind. In addition to SoundAlive and Adapt Sound, the Galaxy S6 also has the best quality codec-chip in the industry. Samsung has also included a high-quality, premium pair of bundle in-box earphones with each and every Galaxy S series edition. Most recently, Samsung added a bigger, more powerful micro speaker with an enhanced amplifier to the Galaxy S6 that provides even louder, clearer sound. However, to truly appreciate UHQA sound, audiophiles will want to choose Samsung’s Level On or Level Over headphones, which, along with the Galaxy S6, form a powerful duo in terms of audio performance.

    But the best is yet to come. It is Samsung’s ongoing mission to relentlessly improve audio performance through design innovations that overcome the physical restrictions required to deliver the ultimate audio performance. Samsung will strive to emulate vacuum tube amplifier sound to bring an added feeling of warmth and familiarity that comes with analog music to next-generation Galaxy smartphones through finely tuned signal processing. Next generation Galaxy devices will make you believe you are truly at the live concert you’re listening to on your earphones, and will provide audio quality that sounds better than even before.

    It is Samsung’s ultimate goal to provide high quality audio through smartphones that sound as natural and as true to the original source as possible; an organic sound that carries the emotional aspects of live music. Users will be pleased to find these upgraded sound capabilities with all of Samsung’s next generation Galaxy smartphones.

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    MK .

    by gr0operator Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Jul 29, 2015 4:38 PM Flag

    GZ... Tbd .... No confirmation on Wolfson or Qualcomm Audio inside these phones yet.

  • Reply to

    MK .

    by gr0operator Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Jul 29, 2015 1:56 PM Flag

    Samsung has a mid-range chipset in the pipeline

    The chipset is revealed to be working in concert with an ARM Mali-T720 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage on the device stands at 16GB with only 10GB of space being available to the user.

    In the photography department, the TLC phablet bundles a 13MP frontal snapper with flash, plus a front facing 5MP camera. Both cameras bring the option to record 1080p videos.

    As you can see, we’re dealing with a mid-to-upper end phablet here, so even if the new Exynos’ digits (7580) are above those of the 14nm Exynos 7420 that currently powers the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, it doesn’t mean that it is a high-end platform.

    Actually, this is a middle-range silicone piece with probably eight Cortex-A53 processor cores running at a modest 1.3GHz.

    Samsung will partner up with other OEMs to push its Exynos chips

    So don’t expect the Exynos 7580 to score the same stellar results in benchmarks as the chip powering the Galaxy S6 edge. Even so, it will still probably do a very good job of sustaining Android and what comes with it.

    ...................

    In related news, Samsung is also said to be working on the Exynos 7430 and Exynos 7422, but these are high-end affairs that will probably end up powering phones like the Galaxy Note 5.

  • Reply to

    MK .

    by gr0operator Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM
    mk54321 mk54321 Jul 29, 2015 1:19 PM Flag

    When it comes to the performance, Geekbench reveals that the Exynos 7580 is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (a chip that also integrates eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores) in both single-core and multi-core tests. In fact, the scores place the Exynos 7580 somewhere between the Snapdragon 615 and the Snapdragon 801, the chip that Samsung used on the original Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, there's no way to verify the validity of this score, meaning that we'll need more data before drawing a conclusion on the upcoming Exynos 7580 chip.

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