MediaTek launches Dimensity 1200 chipset with support for 168Hz, 200MP camera

realme to launch a phone soon




So far, all Dimensity flagships have been made on a 7nm fabrication process. Making things more exciting and competitive, the MediaTek has released the Dimensity 1200 and 1100, and both are made on a more efficient 6nm process. And they are the first to use the Cortex-A78 core.

Furthermore, Xiaomi, vivo, OPPO, and realme will be releasing phones powered by the new processors and realme has shared that it will be one of the first to release a flagship smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200.

The Dimensity 1000 and 1000 Plus failed to go up against the Snapdragon 865, which could change with the new lineup. Unfortunately, the two new chips sport the same Mali-G77 MP9 GPU that was seen on the older ones. While this may not be a major concern for Dimensity 1100, the Dimensity 1200 is supposed to be the high-end option.

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is an octa-core SoC that features a Cortex-A78 ultra core that goes up to 3GHz. There are three Cortex-A78 super cores up to 2.6GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2GHz. It supports a maximum of 16GB LDDR4x memory, as well as UFS 3.1 storage.

In terms of display support, it can deliver a maximum of 2,520×1,080 pixels and up to 168Hz refresh rate. Despite having older GPUs, MediaTek has added support for ray tracing on both chipsets. The company has also specifically noted that it’s technology can be leveraged by augmented reality apps to deliver more realistic lighting and reflections. Keep in mind, this a mobile processor and you shouldn’t expect a desktop-like ray tracing.

In terms of machine learning, it has a six-core APU that’s said to be 1o percent more powerful than the predecessor. Finally, it’s capable of managing cameras up to 200-megapixel thanks to a five-core HDR ISP. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, multi-mode 5G, 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, and FM Radio.

realme, through a press release, announced that it will be among the first manufacturers to release a 5G flagship smartphone powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. However it did not share a timeline.


Bard is now available to try for Google One users

Join the waitlist now



The race for artificial intelligence is a hot trail. Amid the unbridled popularity of ChatGPT, several companies have started pushing their own language models out the gate. Google, eager to compete in the emerging industry, has now opened Bard to users.

Today, Google has started issuing invitations to Google One subscribers for a chance to try the new chatbot. Subscribers can enter a waitlist to test the technology for themselves.

In essence, Bard acts the same as ChatGPT. Users can talk to the bot conversationally, and it will respond perfectly, as if you were talking to another human being. It’s a language learning model. By talking to so many users, the model can learn the best way to reply to certain prompts.

Although Google has access to its search engine, Bard is currently meant to complement it. The company warns users that the chatbot is still prone to occasional mistakes. As an example, it gave the wrong scientific name for a plant. While this example is innocuous, there can be more nefarious errors that the developers are still trying to fix. With a wider test now open to the public, Google hopes to fix more egregious mistakes ahead of a wider launch.

For now, if you subscribe to Google’s premium subscription service, you can wait in line to try out the new technology.

SEE ALSO: Google is working on a ChatGPT competitor called Bard

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EA is delisting classic Battlefield games

And Mirror’s Edge



EA is a mixed bag nowadays. Formerly one of the biggest names in gaming, the company’s public reception is more varied these days. However, no one can argue against the studio’s earlier eras with more notable titles. Unfortunately, that era is coming to a more definitive close. EA is officially delisting a few notable Battlefield titles and the original Mirror’s Edge from digital stores.

In an official statement from the company, EA has announced the retirement of four online titles this year. Starting April 28, users will no longer be able to buy Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Mirror’s Edge online. Additionally, the online services for these games will cease on December 8.

Still going strong today, the Battlefield franchise is EA’s answer to the Call of Duty franchise. While the latter focuses on more arcade-like shooting, Battlefield tries to infuse more strategic gameplay into historical and modern-day shooting.

On the other hand, Mirror’s Edge is a classic first-person parkour adventure. At the time, the title was notable for its fluid movement and easy-to-read visuals. It even spawned a sequel, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

Anyone who owns these titles can still play through them after April. However, come December, players can only go through the offline single-player campaigns of these games.

SEE ALSO: Blumhouse is getting into gaming

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TikTok enlists users’ help to fight against ban

Ahead of a hearing this week



TikTok is in for another fight. Recently, the American government upped its efforts to ban the video-sharing platform from the country. The company is preparing to fight back. Ahead of a potential ban, it is enlisting the help of its most precious resource: TikTok users.

Today, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew shared a video to update the entire community about his impending congressional hearing later this week. In the video, the CEO thanks the American userbase in helping the platform grow, enumerating important numbers ahead of the hearing. For example, TikTok now has 150 million users — which, Chew notes, is half of the population of the United States — and 7,000 employees in the country.

The video then goes on to share the government’s plans to ban TikTok, potentially taking the app away from the big numbers that Chew mentioned. Further, the CEO is asking all these users to share what they love about the app in the comments of the video.


Our CEO, Shou Chew, shares a special message on behalf of the entire TikTok team to thank our community of 150 million Americans ahead of his congressional hearing later this week.

♬ original sound – TikTok

For years, the American government has hounded the app over its Chinese ownership. The company — especially parent company ByteDance — has the potential to act as a conduit for Chinese surveillance, the government argues. The company has tried to counter these claims by increasing its employees in the country.

Now, the fight is coming to a head with several government bodies and other countries banning the app outright. It’s unknown how Chew is planning to attack the incoming congressional hearing. However, it’s likely that the company will leverage user feedback to buoy the app as an essential part of the current American landscape.

SEE ALSO: UK starts banning TikTok

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