After months of teasing with what’s to come, chipset manufacturer MediaTek now has a 5G-powered SoC (System on Chip) that’s bound to be found in upcoming high-end smartphones.
Announced at Computex 2019, the company’s new 5G SoC is equipped with the Helio M70, which was shown off late last year. It’s this baseband chip that’ll power the system’s 5G connectivity.
The SoC support standalone and non-standalone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks, as well as generations 2G to 4G to cover everything. Speeds can hit 4.7Gbps download and 2.5Gbps upload, which incredible once the networks are set.
Of course, there’s lots of power and efficiency baked into the SoC. The basis is the 7nm process it’s based on, plus the Cortex-A77 CPU and Mali-G77 GPU cores. In addition, MediaTek claims that its most advanced AI processing unit (APU) is here to improve app and image processing.
“Everything about this chip is designed for the first wave of flagship 5G devices. The leading-edge technology in this chipset makes it the most powerful 5G SoC announced to date and puts MediaTek at the forefront of 5G SoC design,” said MediaTek President Joe Chen. “MediaTek will power rollouts of 5G premium level devices.”
This SoC (unnamed for now) will come to commercial devices by the first quarter of 2020. For now, let’s hope that local network carriers can keep up in the 5G race.
Summer Accessories for your iPhone
Spruce up your iPhone
During Computex 2019, we passed by along several booths that showcased mobile accessories. Held in Taipei, these brands caught our attention: Alto, n.max.n, and LeadTrend. They offer not just cases, but also accessories such as cable holders, cable ties, AirPods cases, and more.
Take a look at these products in the short video above.
Paperang S2 Portable Paper Printer
It prints more than texts and banners
Computex 2019 was full of products, from known brands all around the world, down to startups — which were all found at InnoVEX. We roamed around TWTC (Taipei World Trade Center) to find interesting startup products that would entice regular consumers and we found this portable device.
Paperang S2 is the second iteration of the device. Just like what they stand for, their products don’t use ink and instead rely on thermal printing and wear-resistant thermal paper. What’s improved is the 300dpi printing (in contrast to the S1’s less clear 200dpi). You can print your selfies, favorite photos, create simple texts and banners, and even add more designs before printing, all within the app.
Pantone accessories are here to complement your style!
We want ’em all!
Over the years, Pantone has grown as an authority and standard for colors. What was once a color guide for designers has become a part of contemporary culture. As people started identifying themselves through Pantone’s colored chips, manufacturers capitalized on this trend by incorporating Pantone into their products.
Through Pantone Universe licensing, manufacturers can apply Pantone’s branding and popular design. I’ve seen different applications, mostly on fashion and lifestyle accessories, but seeing it on computer peripherals and other electronics is a total treat.
Originally manufactured by DataPlus Supplies Inc., this Taiwanese company sells Pantone-licensed accessories that you’ll definitely buy to match your style.
For instance, they sell gaming accessories in different shades of blue. One of their best-looking is the teal-colored one, as it deviates from the usual blue and black combination used by gamers in their gaming setups.
You can also make a statement using these Pantone-colored USB fans and speakers when you’re traveling, especially in hot and humid countries. Fabulous, right?
For those who want to stay connected, stay away from the usual white and black power banks and get a Pantone-colored unit! There’s a rare chance of losing it compared to when you use a more generic power bank. And oh, they also have wireless chargers!
If you truly embrace Pantone’s branding, there’s a bag carrying the color guide’s popular design.
Lastly, there’s a whole line of computer accessories and electronics waiting for you. Pantone really found its way into our lives and yes, we want all of them!
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