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Elephone P9000 might be the first deca-core MT6797 Android smartphone, coming in October

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Elephone P9000 might be the first deca-core MT6797 Android smartphone, coming in October
We've discussed the MediaTek Helio X20 CPU around here, but if you don't know the deca-core CPU's story, here's the gist of it - it's a 20nm chip where a pair of ARM Cortex-A72 cores do the heavy lifting, four ARM Cortex-A53 cores deal with medium load scenarios, and four optimized Cortex-A53s deal with low-power states. The keyword is "energy-efficient" rather than "benchmark-busting", although a pair of Cortex-A72 cores, at least on paper, is no joke by any means where performance is concerned.

Slated for launch in the fourth quarter of 2015, it looks like MediaTek's ten-headed, fire-breathing baby will first present itself to the world in the form of the Elephone P9000, a formidable Chinese flagship. Scheduled for an October announcement, the flagship model by Chinese upstart Elephone will integrate MediaTek's Helio X20 MT6797 deca-core CPU with an "ARM Mali-T800 series GPU clocked at over 800MHz".

Knowing ARM's most current GPU line-up, this has to be the Mali-T880 accelerator, which is clocked to 850MHz and is designed with advanced graphics and 4K resolution content in mind. The two will be supplemented by 4GB of RAM memory. However, the MT6797 CPU is limited to LPDDR3 RAM support, which goes against good future-proofing practice a little bit. Perhaps MediaTek's market position, which determines its access to the latest and greatest, still has some catching up to do with its huge ambitions.

A pair of Cortex-A72 cores, at least on paper, is no joke by any means where performance is concerned.

The Elephone P9000's spec sheet is completed by 32GB of expandable storage, a 20.7MP rear camera (probably of Sony's making), an 8MP front cam, and a 5.5-inch 1080p resolution display. A 3100mAh capacity battery runs the mains.

According to our source, this Chinese darling will cost the local equivalent of $500 when it's unveiled, which is near Xiaomi Mi Note Pro territory. With a sensible price and a spec-sheet that sounds full of potential, all we can do now is wait for the P9000 and hope it will turn out as good as Elephone has made us believe it is!


source: WebCusp

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posted on 22 Jun 2015, 08:41 1

1. TezzaBP (Posts: 273; Member since: 18 May 2015)


Liking the looks of this one, hopefully it turns out good

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 08:46

2. lylee73 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


10-cores? 4GB RAM? Okay, there's another Chinese guy after a Taiwan guy introduced us to #notebookspecs. Hopefully it will beat the Galaxy S6... or will it?

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:01

3. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1493; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Nope lol. But these specs are for future proofing the smartphone.

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:52 4

11. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


A72 cores have shown great results in testing... I think A72 will beat S6... if P9000 will come with decent specs then I may choose it over Note 5... Chinese phones provide great value for money anyway... value for money is more important then any iphone or galaxy or any xperia for me

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:02 1

4. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1493; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Waiting for Troll Buster....

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:13

5. waddup121 (unregistered)


Wow, Elephones are surprising good this year. and another note: OVER 9000!!!

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 14:41

15. TechNerd (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Still would never buy elephone. Better go for jiayu or meizu.

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:15 3

6. Ruturaj (Posts: 1281; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


If this phone can come in October with A72 and T880 then Note 5 will come with them for sure.

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:47

9. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Note 5 is very less likely to come with A72 and T880, until and unless if Samsung want us to get stunned

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 12:43

13. Ruturaj (Posts: 1281; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Why very less likely?

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:48

10. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


*DROOLZ*

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:19 1

7. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


We don't need more cores!!! We need cores that consume less power.

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 14:39

14. TechNerd (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 May 2014)


Well, you kind of get both with this kind of setup.

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 09:21

8. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Seems like a decent device. What I don't get is why not have a traditional quad core A72 and just turn off cores when not needed....

posted on 02 Aug 2015, 10:48

16. GDP1GlenG.ng (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


I think, perhaps, the clock-speed, ie., 1.5GHz/2.0GHz/2.5GHz, is an important factor in the rate at which power is dissipated and this bears a direct relationship to the amount of heat produced within the internal circuits of the processor cores.

In principle, the whole exercise is about overall OPTIMISATION - the balance between High Performance only when there is Application Demand and Utilization of lesser resources during periods of lower demand with the objective of obtaining greater energy-efficiency over the longer term.

In the field of Automotive Mechanical Engineering there are parallels eg., the 4- or--5-or-6-speed gearbox, or switching-in and switching-out a bank of 6-cylinders in a V12 engine to adjust for the Power-Demand characteristics, with a view towards optimising performance vs fuel efficiency.

posted on 22 Jun 2015, 10:21

12. Oneight (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Apr 2015)


Imagination is always better than the truth

posted on 24 Apr 2016, 09:31

17. aliex (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Apr 2016)


OUKITEL K6000 Premium with Mediatek Helio X20 and 6GB ram
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