The Taiwanese MediaTek is among those few manufacturers that supply mobile chips to the smartphone makers. But 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 few models. If you guess, we are talking about Xiaomi, Meizu, Honor, and a few other smartphone makers. Recently, there have been some rumors that MediaTek has terminated cooperation with Xiaomi. Today, 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 good relationship with Xiaomi Mobile, and the cooperation case has been going smoothly as usual. There is no suspension of supply. MediaTek will, as always, embrace the latest technology without any reservations to provide customers with quality products and services.’
By the way, one of the latest smartphones of Xiaomi is packed with a MediaTek chip. If you guess, we are talking about the Xiaomi Mi Play, which sports a MediaTek Helio P35 SoC. The octa-core Cortex-A53 MediaTek Helio P35 SoC is built on TSMC’s advanced 12nm FinFET node, clocked at 2.3GHz. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 also offers the identical type and number of cores but are clocked at 2.2GHz. However, the MediaTek Helio P35 delivers better results in terms of performance and longer battery life as it is a 12nm chip when compared to the SD630’s 14nm SoC.