The Taiwanese MediaTek is among those few manufacturers that supply mobile chips to the smartphone makers. However if Qualcomm is an absolute leader in the mid-to-high-end market, MediaTek is mainly cooperating with the second-tier companies. Of course, there are top brands among its partners, but they use MediaTek SoCs only on a several models. If you guess, we are talking about Xiaomi, Meizu, Honor, and a couple of other smartphone makers. Recently, there have been few rumors that MediaTek has terminated cooperation with Xiaomi. Presently, the Taiwanese company officially issued a statement concerning this case.
According to the reports, on January 16, MediaTek said in an interview that the termination of cooperation between MediaTek and Xiaomi Mobile is a false news. Particularly, they said that ‘Lianfa Technology has a nice relationship with Xiaomi Mobile, and the cooperation case has been likely smoothly as typical. There is no suspension of provide. MediaTek will, as always, embrace the newest technology with no any reservations to provide buyers with quality products and services.’
By the way, one of the newest smartphones of Xiaomi is packed with a MediaTek CPU. If you guess, we are talking about the Xiaomi Mi Play, which has a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC. The octa-core Cortex-A53 MediaTek Helio P35 SoC is designed on TSMC’s advanced 12nm FinFET node, clocked at 2.3GHz. Qualcomm’s Sd 630 also offers the identical type and amount of cores but are clocked at 2.2GHz. However, the MediaTek Helio P35 delivers much better achievements in terms of performance and longer battery life as it is a 12nm chip whenever in comparison to the SD630’s 14nm SoC.