This year we saw a lot of buzz around Qualcomm's new mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 835, simply because it was the first mobile processor to use the 10nm fabrication process. The chip has made its way to handsets as well including the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xiaomi Mi 6 and few others that are yet to be announced.
MediaTek on the other hand seems to be out of action, however it has something big under its sleeve. It had unveiled its most powerful mobile processor, the Helio X30 some months ago and it has now started promoting the features of the chipset in a video presentation posted on its Weibo account as well as its dedicated website.
According to the video, the Helio X30 comes with up to 35 percent increase in performance over the Helio X20 and also consumes 50 percent less power. This means it can run on a low power state offering twice the duration of usage of what was offered on the X20 . It also features a new CorePilot verification system, baseband support and more.
The Helio X30 is a deca-core processor and is built on the 10nm manufacturing process making it the first of its kind. As for the specifications, it features two 2.5 GHz Cortex-A73 cores and four 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A35 cores. It is Cat. 10 baseband compliant and comes with a PowerVRXTP-MT4 GPU clocked at 800 MHz. The processor supports 4K displays, 8 GB RAM, UFS 2.1 flash storage and more.
The promotion means that we might finally see devices with the new chipset this year.
Published Date: May 11, 2017 01:01 pm | Updated Date: May 11, 2017 01:01 pm