MediaTek releases high-end Helio X23 and X27 chipsets

MediaTek releases high-end Helio X23 and X27 chipsets
Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has debuted two new chipsets, the Helio X23 and Helio X27. They are high-end chips with upgrades over the flagship Helio X20 silicon. They bring improved overall performance, video shooting quality, and lower power consumption. The chips utilize MediaTek's preferred three-cluster architecture with ten cores. The arrangement is made up of two ARM Cortex-A72 cores and eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores.

The Helio X27 is clocked to 2.6GHz, with its GPU set to 875MHz. The company claims it offers a 20% improvement over the Helio X25 chipset. Also, both processors come with upgraded Imagiq image signal processor with enhanced full-pixel, dual-core fast focus (dual phase detection) for improved shooting results. This will present better picture clarity, saturation, exposure control, character performance, and offer large aperture effects. It also allows for dual camera support.

Additionally, both chips feature an Envelope Tracking Module to automatically adjust the output voltage according to the strength of the output signal of the power amplifier. This keeps heat generation in check and offers power consumption savings of up to 15%.

MediaTek says smartphones based on the Helio X23 and X27 will be available soon.

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14 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

10 Cores, eh? Overkill, anyone? Alright, I understand that they don't work together but instead are not two but THREE core clusters but still... Do we really need so many clusters...? More importantly, does Android need so many clusters...? Why not a Hexa Core...? A Quad Core A53 cluster coupled with a Dual Core A72...? I'm looking at Snapdragon 650 here, BTW... Anyhow, the thing is... The general mass would never trust Mediatek as much as they trust Qualcomm, no matter what...! And I, for one, would trust a Snappy 650 over this 'MONSTROSITY'... Oh well, eh? G'Day!

2. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

You're annoying! Your punctuation is annoying!

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

My humblest apologies, dear fellow... I just can't help myself sometimes, mate... G'Day!

12. ARPAKTIKO

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

Boy you must have been so fun at the parties

3. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Typical troll b4 you were saying ; 'eh? 4cores? Overkill..Then it became standard and u quickly changed mimd and u were ok with it.. Then 8 core released and u again started like ; eh? 8 cores? Overkill? Then it became standard and AGAIN you suddenly been ok with that.. Now u repeating same poem again.. So, don't worry you'll get used to it...

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

You'v some fair points,lad... But... Well, iPhones are still stuck on a Dual Core architecture, so... I don't think that Dual Core is obsolete, as some "Fandroids" might suggest... As you might be well aware; even the Fusion A10 SoC has 2 Dual Core clusters... And I, for one, would prefer a strong Dual Core over a Quad-Core cluster of weaker cores... Less cores aren't just more efficient, but also cheaper to manufacture and easier to optimize for developers... Oh well... G'Day!

9. -swagfox-

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 01, 2016

Dear GreenMan, this is a chip with 10 cores that run like two quad and a dual. Apple's chip may run like two duals, but it is technically a quad and so you are wrong about the iPhone being a dual. Per Apple's website: With an all-new four-core design, the A10 Fusion chip’s CPU has two high‑performance cores and two high‑efficiency cores. So you are wrong, the iPhone no longer uses dual cores. Learn your facts.

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

They can do 10 cores or 16 cores, for all I care is that the performance and endurance are good. And as an owner of the X20-powered Redmi note 4, I can definitely attest to this chip's results. Not amazing performance or efficiency, especially if you count it as MTK's flagship chip, but it's about as good as it gets for a $200 phone.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@WPX00 Ah! So you want your device to just plain "work", eh? Same here... Hence, I've so much respect for iPhones... Quite simply because you don't have to glance at the specs sheet when it comes to iPhones, cause you know that its going to work exceptionally, no matter what...! BTW, that's coming from an S6 User... G'Day!

7. yemkoid

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

As a Xperia Z5 and leEco le2 user, I can attest that mediatek did a great job with helio x20

10. -swagfox-

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 01, 2016

xperia z5 uses a snapdragon 810 chip, not mediatek.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I think he mean he own both of them so he can compare it, and think that X20 isnt bad compared to SD810

11. gauravbhakuni90

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I am waiting for Lannister insight for this one .

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still a good processor.. for sub $300 smartphone.. but who cares? X30 will be released Q1 2017

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