MediaTek Introduces Triple-SIM Platform For 3G Android Phones
MediaTek this week introduced a new Triple-SIM hardware platform for 3G Android smartphones that supports three SIM cards, each of which can “receive calls, transmit data, send SMS messages and remain in standby mode concurrently without consuming excessive battery life,” according to the company.
“World’s first triple-SIM technology for 3G Android smartphones” is aimed at emerging markets, where the popularity of multi-SIM devices is on the rise, MediaTek said.
Many smartphone manufactureres utilize MediaTek’s dual-SIM platform for their android smartphones at present. This new Triple-SIM technology will provide a “turnkey solution” for phone makers. Users of phones incorporating the technology will be able to adjust or turn off multi-SIM functionality on their devices.
“MediaTek has long provided state-of-art solutions for multi-SIM mobile devices. 3G triple-SIM is yet another example of that,” Brian Kwon, head of product planning for LG Electronics, said in a statement. “Thanks to its groundbreaking technology, our new smartphones will significantly expand the connectivity options of our customers, and in so doing allow them to take advantage of multiple tariff plans,” he added.
The Taiwanese integrated circuit manufacturer also seems to be raising the bar for the competition. Mediatek recently introduced its new True Octa-Core processors. The company claims it to be the world’s first Octa-Core chip processor.
According to MediaTek, its latest Octa-Core chip for mobiles allows all the eight cores to run simultaneously unlike existing octa-core solutions in the market, which can only activate half of their CPU cores at once.
Some improvements with the introduction of the MediaTek’s new True Octa-Core processors include advanced web browsing that allows faster, more stable browsing experience through allocating individual browser tabs to CPU cores. Also smoother user interfaces by giving user-inputs to individual cores and rendering the 3D effects that result in enhanced functionality and appearance. The new processor improves gaming experiences via enhanced video frame-rate processing too.
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