MediaTek unveils Helio P20, P25 and X30 mobile SoCs


MediaTek has officially unveiled two new upper-mid-range mobile chipsets in the Helio P20 and P25, along with a new high-end SoC in the oft-rumored Helio X30.

The P20, which looks set do adorn devices like the UMi Plus Extreme Edition, is an octa-core chip built on the 16nm process. It arrives supportive of LPDDR4x RAM, ofwhich the aforementioned UMi handset could pack a whopping 6 gigabytes.

Precise details on the Helio P20 and P25 are scarce for now, though the two will technically similar throughout. In addition to an eight-core configuration, the P25 will bundle support for dual camera setups with optical zoom. Dual rear cameras have become popular across the smartphone world, as seen with devices like the HTC One M8, Huawei P9 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

Finally, flagship fans will be more interested in what the new high-end Helio X30 has to offer. As has been speculated, the chip will take advantage of TSMC's 10nm process with a total of ten cores. The X30 will deploy the same tri-cluster architecture of the X20 and will include two 2.8 GHz Cortex-A73 cores, four 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 cores and another four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A35 cores. The X30 is accompanied by PowerVR 7XTP-MT4 (850 MHz) graphics.

The X30 can also support up to 8 gigs of LPDDR4x RAM, 4K video capture @ 30 fps and Category 10 LTE. It'll be interesting to see how MediaTek's top-tier chip stacks up in real-world performance against the likes of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 / 821.


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