We all know MediaTek for producing SoC’s for lower end and mid-ranged devices, and we don’t typically give them as much credit because most of the more prestigious OEM’s tend to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC’s or their own in house processors like Samsung, Apple and Huawei. But the Taiwanese chip manufacturer does have a notable presence in the smartphone world, especially in China. Undoubtedly, it produces for a lot of lesser known OEM’s, but we now know that they’re actually in the works of contracting the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung. This was revealed when the chairman for the company, Tsai Ming Kai was asked to comment on the whole situation with Samsung’s exploding Note 7’s. He refused to comment on it because “…Samsung is a costumer.”
This further confirms the news that Samsung is cutting its ties with Qualcomm. Though MediaTek produces a fair amount of mid-ranged processors, many manufacturers opt for an SoC from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 series, 400 series or 200 series. Samsung’s no exception, but since it’s moving away from Qualcomm, they’ll need to find a supplier for their lower powered phones. With Samsung being a client to MediaTek, the company should definitely see a rise in revenue, which is definitely what they need, considering the fact that they are in kind of a bad spot. What do you guys think of this new partnership? Let me know in the comments below.