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Helio X20 MT6797 is a very powerful SoC and that in combination with MTK’s recent Americas LTE radios may change the game in 2016, but let’s take a look at 2015 and reflect on what’s come to pass over the last year. In terms of mainstream, 2015 was the year that really put MTK MediaTek on the map.

Official presence outside of China: Several brands such as Oukitel and Leagoo busted onto the scene selling officially internationally, while been-around brands such as Elephone, Doogee and Umi also turned their business model towards a more official approach internationally.

For Americans this wasn’t a good thing, as the manufacturers geared themselves towards an easier to enter market– UK / Europe, and to keep costs down they went with 900/2100 3G as opposed to quad-band 850/900/1900/2100.

Gone 64-bit: 2015 was also the year that MediaTek released their 64-bit SoCs MTK6752, MTK6735 and a bit later MTK6732 and MTK6753.

Well known brand MTK releases: Lenovo released the incredibly priced, very powerful Lenovo K3 Note, which hit 50k on Antutu and had previous doubters reconsider MediaTek’s legitimacy on the scene.

GPS got better: As well, MTK’s onboard GPS improved in leaps and bounds and is currently the equal of Qualcomm solutions.

4G goodness: LTE was finally put onboard, albeit Asia/UK/Euro bands only.

Huge batteries: Prior to this year, it was very rare to see phones with batteries larger than 2500mAh. That changed in 2015 with a glut of mega-battery phones such as the great Mlais MX Base, Innos D6000, Lenovo Vibe P1, THL 5000, Oukitel K6000 and Doogee Homtom series, to name a few.

The present: Now we have MTK’s very powerful MTK6795 aka Helio X10 hitting the scene and sported by models such as the soon to be reviewed Xiaomi Note 3.

Cool runnings: Maybe the best news of all is that we’ve finally reached a point where $100 mobiles run Android about as smoothly as phones costing 5x as much. While the expensive phones still carry some features that enthusiasts and tech junkies crave, such as 2k displays, MHL, NFC and USB-C/3.1, the vast majority of people will be beyond satisfied with the performance of the very well-priced MT6735 phones.

The near future: On top of all of this, MediaTek has finally released radios capable of supporting 1700 AWS and American LTE bands. This opens MediaTek devices to the whole world and it shouldn’t be long before we see a plethora of mobiles released that will finally allow North, Central and South Americans to gain LTE data connectivity.

2015 nutshell wrap year in reviewhttp://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/JMR76BK6PG-450x300.jpghttp://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/JMR76BK6PG-150x150.jpg Damian Parsons FeaturedMediaTekRecent
Helio X20 MT6797 is a very powerful SoC and that in combination with MTK's recent Americas LTE radios may change the game in 2016, but let's take a look at 2015 and reflect on what's come to pass over the last year. In terms of mainstream, 2015 was the year...
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-9630" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/JMR76BK6PG.jpg" alt="JMR76BK6PG" width="960" height="640" /> <a href="http://www.gizbeat.com/9620/mt6797-helio-x20-vs-mt6795-helio-x10-and-2015-nutshell-wrap-up/">Helio X20 MT6797 is a very powerful SoC</a> and that in combination with MTK's recent Americas LTE radios may change the game in 2016, but let's take a look at 2015 and reflect on what's come to pass over the last year. In terms of mainstream, 2015 was the year that really put MTK MediaTek on the map.<span id="more-9636"></span> <strong>Official presence outside of China:</strong> Several brands such as Oukitel and Leagoo busted onto the scene selling officially internationally, while been-around brands such as Elephone, Doogee and Umi also turned their business model towards a more official approach internationally. For Americans this wasn't a good thing, as the manufacturers geared themselves towards an easier to enter market-- UK / Europe, and to keep costs down they went with 900/2100 3G as opposed to quad-band 850/900/1900/2100. <strong>Gone 64-bit:</strong> 2015 was also the year that MediaTek released their 64-bit SoCs MTK6752, MTK6735 and a bit later MTK6732 and MTK6753. <strong>Well known brand MTK releases:</strong> Lenovo released the incredibly priced, very powerful Lenovo K3 Note, which hit 50k on Antutu and had previous doubters reconsider MediaTek's legitimacy on the scene. <strong>GPS got better:</strong> As well, MTK's onboard GPS improved in leaps and bounds and is currently the equal of Qualcomm solutions. <strong>4G goodness:</strong> LTE was finally put onboard, albeit Asia/UK/Euro bands only. <strong>Huge batteries:</strong> Prior to this year, it was very rare to see phones with batteries larger than 2500mAh. That changed in 2015 with a glut of mega-battery phones such as the great Mlais MX Base, Innos D6000, Lenovo Vibe P1, THL 5000, Oukitel K6000 and Doogee Homtom series, to name a few. <strong>The present:</strong> Now we have MTK's very powerful MTK6795 aka Helio X10 hitting the scene and sported by models such as the soon to be reviewed Xiaomi Note 3. <strong>Cool runnings:</strong> Maybe the best news of all is that we've finally reached a point where $100 mobiles run Android about as smoothly as phones costing 5x as much. While the expensive phones still carry some features that enthusiasts and tech junkies crave, such as 2k displays, MHL, NFC and USB-C/3.1, the vast majority of people will be beyond satisfied with the performance of the very well-priced MT6735 phones. <strong>The near future:</strong> On top of all of this, MediaTek has finally released radios capable of supporting 1700 AWS and American LTE bands. This opens MediaTek devices to the whole world and it shouldn't be long before we see a plethora of mobiles released that will finally allow North, Central and South Americans to gain LTE data connectivity.