The rumors and speculations regarding the next MediaTek flagship chipset are going to end soon, as the chipset maker is going to officially launch the Helio X20 alongside Helio P20. Well, if you don’t yet know, let’s clear the confusion.
The MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797) will be the first deca-core (ten-core) chipset in the world, and will be made using the same old 20nm process. However, MediaTek has promised that a 16nm/10nm chipset will surely be released this year. And the first 16nm product from MediaTek will be the Helio P20. It will use the latest TSMC 16nm FFC (FinFET Compact) technology to introduce new electrical design characteristics for less power consumption and lower cost.
What’s surprising us is that the Helio P20 will not be using the big.LITTLE architecture, and will get only an octa-core CPU with A53 cores clocked up to 2.3GHz. The CPU performance as compared to the P10 will be raised by 15%, while the GPU will now perform 50% better. The Helio P20 also supports LPDDR4 RAM and up to 24MP cameras.
All of us were earlier thinking that the Helio X20 would be the first to use the 16nm manufacturing process. But now that the Helio P20 has been announced, will the Helio X30 use the 10nm process?