Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

UNISOC Partners with Mobicel to Launch High-performance Smartphone Powered by SC7731E in South Africa

SHANGHAI, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — UNISOC, a leading fabless semiconductor company, today announced its latest 28nm WCDMA platform SC7731E has been adopted by one of the largest mobile phone companies in South Africa – MOBICEL. MOBICEL ASTRO, the world’s first smartphone powered by SC7731E, was officially launched into the market in June 2018.

Powered by UNISOC 28nm WCDMA platform SC7731E, MOBICEL ASTRO runs Android Oreo(Go edition) with 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM, featuring 4inch WVGA LCD, 1400mAh battery and 2M+5M camera. The model will be exclusively supplied for South Africa’s leading network operator MTN.

SC7731E is a highly integrated chipset platform that supports WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE dual-mode modems. SC7731E integrates 1.3 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and Mali T820 MP1 3D graphics accelerator. It also integrates BT, WIFI, FM, GNSS and cellular RF. UNISOC SC7731E has dedicated architectures and algorithms for low-power ASIC design and power management, as well as independently developed noise calibration and cancellation techniques.

“We are excited to partner with MOBICEL to launch the first UNISOC SC7731E based smartphone, providing users all over the world more innovative choices and premium smart experiences,” said Mr. Adam Zeng, Global Executive Vice President of Unigroup and CEO of UNISOC. “As one of the global leaders in the chipset design industry, UNISOC has always been an innovator and a difference-maker in the development history of SoC. UNISOC SC7731E platform, with its high-efficiency performance and advanced technology, can fully meet the growing demands of global WCDMA market, thereby helping customers to realize easier accessibility to competitive smart devices.”

“Technology is a force for change and an enabler for growth – and more specifically, mobile technology, as it connects people and delivers opportunities quite literally into the palm of your hand. It was this vision that took Mobicel from selling refurbished handsets to heading up one of the country’s biggest players in the cellphone market,” said Mr. Ridhwan Khan, Founder and CEO of Mobicel. “We are honored to partner with a leading company like UNISOC and we are confident to satisfy the South Africa market with competitive handsets powered by SC7731E.”


PRETORIA– South African Deputy Transport Minister SindisiweChikunga has urged scientists and delegates attending the 37th Southern African Transport Conference here to assist the government develop a viable public transport turnaround strategy.

Speaking during the official opening of the four-day conference in Pretoria Monday, she said ever-increasing fuel prices had the potential to upset the economy.

The road transport sector, especially public transport, must in the short to medium term begin to explore possibilities for the promotion and use of alternative energy for public transport,” she said.

“Research can inform us on the integration of public transport in South Africa, and what can be done to better integrate transport. Is there a way in which we could regulate public transport first? Are public transport operators making any profit? How much of that profit is affected by raise in fuel price? Are the subsidies we are disbursing making any economic sense?


Missing person sought

King William’s Town: Police seek help finding a missing elderly woman, 63-year-old ThobekaEuginia (TOYO) Tyali who was last seen on Sunday 1 July 2018 by her neighbour in the town of Middeldrift. She has since not returned to her locality in Anishaw.

Thobeka does not work and receives an old age grant. She is 1.6 meters tall, dark in complexion and has a few of her front teeth missing. It is not known what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance, however she always wears a scarf on her head. She also has limited sight in one eye.

Any person who can assist the SAPS in reuniting her with her family may contact the Station Commander Captain MtunziGcadana on 0824423684 or on the office number 040 6573065.

The community is sensitised that there is no waiting period when someone is missing.

Source: South African Police Service