At that last part, are you talking about $150 mediatek device being compared with $500 Qualcomm device? Because I'm pretty sure we are comparing with $530 Meizu Pro 7 plus powered by Helio X30. You keep talking about cheap brand. Lets compare it with $362 Xiaomi Mi6 with SD835 then. Patent fees bullshit is just excuses. Mediatek is not always cheap either. Just admit it Mediatek make craps, except Helio series which is admitedly not bad. Helio X20 in Redmi Note 4 have great performance but somehow I dont know why all Mediatek phone have very poor camera. Is there any major brand ever release a phone with Mediatek most powerful flagship chipset aka Helio X30. I dare you to list down top 5 most impressive Mediatek flagship phone that way better than others with the likes of Qualcomm or Exynos or Kirin etc.
Well needed to wait much more to make it mainstream my galaxy s6 is first galaxy phone with fingerprint scanner from 2015 11 years from original news date :)