This afternoon MediaTek hosted a press conference, meant to finally launch its deca core processor, the Helio X20. This chip uses a 3 cluster architecture that brings a 30% power consumption reduction compared to the dual cluster one and a processing power increase of 15%.
The CPU is comprised of 2 Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, 4 Cortex A53 cores at 2 GHz and 4 Cortex A53 cores at 1.4 GHz. There’s also a Mali T880 MP4 GPU and the whole thing offers support for cameras up to 25 megapixel in resolution, as well as Quad HD or 4K resolutions. MediaTek Helio X20 brings LTE Category 6 support, as well as dual SIM dual standby.
Fast charging is also available, juicing up a device up to 75% in just 20 minutes. The first handsets with the Helio X20 inside will be available this month and in April and among the launch partners we find Oppo, Meizu and more. There’s also the M4 lower power coprocessor with support for always on functionality, included here too.
Performance in AnTuTu breaks the 100k barrier, judging by the screenshots shown during the conference.