HTC One A9 to feature MediaTek's MT6797 deca-core CPU and 4GB of RAM

HTC One A9 to feature MediaTek's MT6797 deca-core CPU and 4GB of RAM
The HTC One A9 has been run through the Geekbench benchmark test, which confirmed talk that the manufacturer's new "Hero" phone will be powered by the MediaTek MT6797 SoC. That chipset includes a deca-core CPU. MediaTek is employing a Tri-Cluster design with dual 2.5GHz Cortex-A72 cores for heavy lifting, four 2GHz Cortex-A53 cores for medium housework, and four 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores for light housekeeping. Combined with the 20nm process used in production of the chip, the MT6797 uses 30% less energy than other high-end chipsets.

According to the Geekbench test, the chip scored an impressive 1835 for the single-core score, which nearly matched the 1903 tallied by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 used in the HTC built Nexus 9. On the multi-core part of the test, the MT6797 put up a figure of 5884. That tops the 5375 scored by the Exynos 7420 chipset used on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

With the Mali-T880 MP4 or MP6 GPU handling graphics, the MT6797 appears to be a monster and should fuel an interesting battle between Qualcomm and MediaTek. Smartphone manufacturers are planning to use the Snapdragon 820 in 30 upcoming models, according to Qualcomm. But it would certainly be a feather in MediaTek's cap if the MT6797 were to power the HTC One A9 in the U.S., where MediaTek has been a non-factor.

As for HTC, this phone is supposedly the handset that will wipe the memory of the HTC One M9 out of phone buyers' minds.  According to the test, the handset will be the first from HTC to carry 4GB of RAM. While the general public doesn't look at things like CPUs, RAM and benchmark tests, gaining strong support from smartphone fanatics can help build a base that HTC can use to help it recover.

The MediaTek MT6797 SoC with a deca-core CPU will be powering the HTC One A9

The MediaTek MT6797 SoC with a deca-core CPU will be powering the HTC One A9


source: 8080.net (translated) via GizmoChina

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54 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Nice benchmark score there. Let's see how efficient it is.

15. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

mediatek has great CPU score, but GPU score is .... very low !

41. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I doubt it, the rumored GPU is a MaliT880MP4 @700 MHz, that would put it at the level of the Adreno 418-420. Not anything groundbreaking but not low by any means.

59. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

the T880 is 1.8x faster then T760.. T880MP4 should be=7,2.. which is almost as powerfull as the mali T760MP8 in the exynos 7420.

60. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Not really, you are missing two points that make the calculation different. 1) In the 1.8 ARM probably is adding the bump in frequencies from 28 to 16nm, not only the structural changes. 2) The MaliT880MP4 in the X20 is clocked lower than what ARM suggest in 16nm (as it is built in 20nm). ARM suggest a 850MHz for the GPU, while Mediatek is clocking it a 700MHz If you take into account those two factors it will be between 20 to 30% less powerful than the MaliT760MP8 in the Exynos7420.

62. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

only time will tell, but me personly don`t think the gap is that bigg.. will wait for benchmark tests

42. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Very low? proof of this beside bias toward mediatek?

2. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

mediatek, sound convincing. Will go with hello X20 rather purchasing any sd810 device. Hopefully LG G4 Pro and lumia940 will come with X20

9. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

you just look at the processor and the GPU but the SoC has other components such as ISP,DSP,modem etc .Qualcomm's implementation has been always better than the mediatek with those aspects

3. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

MT rise to be a chip powerhouse. . .competition to another level...

4. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

MT rise to be a chip powerhouse. . .competition to another level...

5. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

camera is the important factor ,hope HTC uses the sony sensor atleast now

22. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I hope it will come with Omni vision 13mp camera with 1.4um pixel size

28. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

State of the art sensor is not enough they also need to put high quality lens on it and improve the image processing sw.

44. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

HTC where always good on software side and lens as well. Ultra pixel was good beside when zooming in.

54. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Ultra pixel was never good man

6. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

Bring it on! This is going to be a beast. Only thing I am concerned about is the design and I wish it doesn't has that ip6 like design.

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

if it has the same design as the ip6 then I won't buy it. since, the ip6 is a clone of the htc phones anyway.

7. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

If it won't make the A9 an oven and if they pack in a competitive camera, they might even save themselves from going completely kaput. yay htc, JUST DO IT

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I hope the screen is big and the real life performance is just as good the benchmark.

10. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

just please be worth wild

12. ferretsama

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

hope they learn and use a sony sensor this time...

13. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Bring it on HTC

14. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Bring it on HTC

16. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

It's Mali t880mp6 . my friend work in htc confirmed that to me

18. carlemillward unregistered

Isn't MP6 in the X30?

32. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

If it is MP6 then it will match Adreno 430.

58. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

MP6 T880 is like an MP10+ T760 the T880 is 1,8x times faster than T760 (1 core)

17. carlemillward unregistered

This information has been posted on PA already. I just hope HTC doesn't disappoint in design and camera. Especially design, if this iPhone look is real. Oh dear...

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Trolling Apple is a good. Baits them into a lawsuit they can easily counter sue with. They could use the money they win to refresh their coffers.

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