Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE prey upon MediaTek’s low-cost chips


According to the DigiTimes, a big Asian four shaped by Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE are buying the quad-core MediaTek MT6589 in bulk. The chinese chipmaker definetely knows how to push its technology on the market – they have over 20 partners already and have managed to slash their low-low prices to an eyebrow-rasing degree. Previously $20, starting from April the quad-core MT6589 will sale at $18 dollars a piece! This explains why chinese customers can have their fancy sub-$200 1080p smartphones.

We don’t see any of these giant companies offering cheap and fast models in the same price margins. First off, they are greedy. Really greedy. Second, at least three of these four, and we’re talking specifically about Sony, Huawei and ZTE, are technological partners of Mozilla and have already showcased low-tier, cheap Firefox OS handsets. Who would buy such a gizmo if the same company has a quad-core Full HD droid for the same price on the shelf right next to it?

In the end, MediaTek is the clear winner by securing some major deals. It won’t be surprising if we see them driven to the Top 3 of global chipmaking right up with Qualcomm and Samsung very soon.

Source: PhoneArena