Sprint Debuts First MediaTek-Powered Smartphone in US Market

Sprint has launched the first MediaTek-enabled smartphone in the US market.

This marks MediaTek’s first premium chipset offered in a device on a major U.S. carrier network. Sprint introduced the LG X power™ which features the MediaTek helio P10 chipset for its high-performance, power efficiency and compact size to allow for a slim, stylish device design.

“Collaborating with Sprint and LG to enable a WorldMode smartphone based on our MediaTek helio series chipset is an important milestone for MediaTek,” said Mohit Bhushan, MediaTek Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Business Development. “We are actively investing in advanced modem feature development for Sprint’s networks and look forward to many more devices in 2017 and beyond.”

MediaTek helio P10 offers high-performance 4G LTE octa-core processors as well as the older modems, such as, CDMA2000, WCDMA, HSPA+ and GSM. MediaTek spent significant time and effort to optimize its LTE carrier aggregation feature for Sprint’s LTE+ network to deliver super-fast data speeds, increased capacity and markedly improved data service for its customers.

“The LG X power is the first adoption of a MediaTek chipset for the Sprint network and the MediaTek helio P10 brings to our customers the power of the Sprint LTE+ network at an affordable price point,” said Ryan Sullivan, Sprint’s Vice President of Product Development.

The MediaTek helio P10 series integrates a suite of multimedia features including gaming-quality graphics and HD screen support for the LG X power’s 5.3-inch HD touchscreen display. MediaTek’s premium chipsets also include technology for superior hi-fidelity, hi-clarity audio and dual-camera features for increased light capture and enhanced color resolution for an uncompromised user experience.

The LG X power is available today for Boost Mobile customers, and comes next week to Sprint. The smartphone features include an 8MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor, Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow OS, and long lasting battery power.

Consumers are more aware than ever about the true cost of smart devices. Competition in the smartphone market and the array of consumer choices drives demand for super-mid market devices with advanced technologies like the LG X power.

“Our work with Sprint allows us to spotlight MediaTek’s innovative chipset technology to a new market and continue our commitment to bring advanced, affordable technology to mainstream consumers,” said MediaTek’s Bhushan.