Chip maker MediaTek is known for offering system chips that offer tremendous value for the money and it's no wonder that most affordable phones these days - especially ones coming from China - come equipped with its SoCs.
Today, we're hearing more details about one of the most important upcoming chips from MediaTek: the Helio X30. The MT Helio X30 is a deca-core (that's 10 cores, in case you were wondering) chip that is expected to be built on the advanced 10nm manufacturing process. The information is a tease coming from MediaTek chief operating officer Zhu Shangzu.
10nm chips are coming in the not too distant future
The COO also mentions that the new Helio X30 system chip will likely support LTE carrier aggregation and feature a modem with Category 10-12 LTE. On the graphics end, an Imagination-made GPU is in the cards.
The rest remains speculation at this point in time, but expectations are for the Helio X30 to be available on devices shipping early next year.
Rumors - but not official information - also mention that it's possible for the Helio X30 to feature two high-performance Cortex A73 CPU cores, as well as two additional quad-core clusters using Cortex A53s
with one cluster clocked a bit higher than the other. Rumors also mention support for up to 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and even dual cameras.