Last year, we see a lot of smartphones equipped with octa-core processors and this year, we’ll see many more modern handsets with up to deca-core chips, thanks to the appearance of Helio X20…
Helio X20 and X25 for 2016 flagships are coming!
On March 16, the world’s first deca-core processor Helio X20 was officially introduced. Besides, Helio X25, considered as an“enhanced version” of the Helio X20, was also released. Speaking more specifically, the X20 uses ten cores plus tri cluster architecture including dual-core 2.3GHz Cortex A72, quad-core 2.0GHz Cortex A53 and quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex A53. Additionally, the Helio X20 also supports up to 32MP single camera with 24fps and 25MP one with 30fps. Meanwhile, if it is a dual cam setup, the chipset can support two 13MP sensors simultaneously.
In addition to the X20’s capabilities, it can bring users 10-bit color depth, 2K/4K video recording display, as well as fast charge QC 3.0 tech. More importantly, a machine run by this processor will “consume 30 percent less power than conventional dual cluster design and offer 15 percent more computational power than the competitors”, one of which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip. That sounds great!
As for Helio X25 specs, it is not different from the Helio X20, except for the X25’s CPU clock speed capable of up to 2.5GHz for Cortex A72 and GPU clock speed up to 850MHz (compared to the X20’s 2.3GHz + 780MHz, respectively. In general, their system performance per watt and power consumption are alike. And good news is that Helio X20 together with X25 will hit the market next month. Can’t wait!
What devices sporting the powerful deca-core Helio X20 do we have?
At MWC 2016, we saw Zopo reveal the world’s first smartphone packing a 64-bit deca-core chip called Zopo Speed 8, priced at $299. And in MediaTek’s Xi Force conference, Meizu CEO Bai YongXiang announced that they are preparing their next flagship Meizu Pro 6 powered by a MediaTek X25 chip. Furthermore, lately, a piece of news has informed us of the coming of a new Huawei Mate model also owning a deca-core processor and up to 6GB RAM.