In line with a brand new report which surfaced in Asia, ASUS is clearly planning to make the most of MediaTek’s processors in some upcoming Asus ZenFone 4 series flagship smartphones. As most of you already know, Qualcomm doesn’t have sufficient Snapdragon 835 SoCs to share with everybody in the meanwhile, which is why LG, for instance, needed to launch new flagship, The LG G6, with the Snapdragon 821 SoC. Samsung is the principle offender right here, because the Korea-based tech giant is manufacturing Snapdragon 835 SoCs for Qualcomm, and so they principally picked up the entire preliminary batch of Snapdragon 835 chips for themselves.
Well, ASUS was amongst the companies which weren’t in a position to get their fingers on the Snapdragon 835 in time and is unwilling to make the most of the Snapdragon (821) bits of their decided Asus ZenFone 4 flagship smartphones. They must wait until June, July to able to get the Snapdragon 835 SoC in their smartphones, based on market sources, so the corporate is contemplating switching to MediaTek to be able to get the Asus ZenFone 4 series out in time.
ASUS’ competitor, Xiaomi, will get Snapdragon 835 SoCs soon as per the reports. Qualcomm indeed provided Xiaomi supply priority for the Snapdragon 835, and even premium pricing at $30 per unit (actual price is $45-50), to compete with MediaTek. ASUS nonetheless can’t compete with Xiaomi so far as gross sales go, whereas Samsung is in a very completely different league, so will probably be attention-grabbing to see what is going to ASUS’ next step would be.
Now, if ASUS opts to modify their flagship ZenFone series to MediaTek’s SoC(s), they are going to in all probability make the most of the Helio X30 this year, as that’s the strongest processor MediaTek launched till date. We do remind you that ASUS didn’t officially confirm anything at this level. However, the clock is ticking and the company has yet to announce their new flagship smartphone next month.