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 M8Huawei 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.

Thoughts? 

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19 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Helio X30 lacking 4K @60fps is a major drawback, and makes it any better than the competition.

2. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Thanks for posting more detailed specs Some notable things The GPU is PowerVR GT7400 Plus @ 820MHz In terms of GPU perf, should be faster than the A9's GPU, but probably not quite as fast as the 8890/820's Although due to the high clockrate, its GPU most likely won't be as efficient as the A9/8890/820, but still should be an improvement over the X20's Now supports UFS 2.1 The dual ISP does seem a bit behind though, only 28MP@30 fps and no 4K @60fps

11. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

you do realize that 8890's GPU has the same performance as A9 and if the x30's GPU beats the a9(which it most likely will) then it will be also faster than 8890's Mali t880 mp12 and will almost match or maybe just even exceed the adreno 530

12. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

A9's gpu is gt7600 , so this gt7400+ is slower than iphone 6s's

15. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

A9's GPU is clocked 450mhz whilst this is 850mhz. A9 has 172gflops whilst this has 204gflops. so no A9 is not faster

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, this Nicely said

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Oh wow, I'm impressed that they are using a GPU in the X30 that is more powerful than the one found in the A9, Good s**t right there.

13. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

False helio x30 gpu is gt7400 with four cores The iphone 6s is much faster with six cores (gt7600)

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wrong, its all about the Gflops my friend and the iPhone 6s with it's GT7600 is under clocked to 450mhz making it produce 172Gflops vs the 204 Gflops that the GT7400 produces at 800mhz. So in this case the 4 cluster GT7400 in the X30 will be more powerful than the 6 cluster GT7600 in the A9, of course this only because Apple under clocked the GPU, with a normal clock speed the GT7600 absolutely destroys the GT7400.

4. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

It's multicore score will certainly be off the charts at least in the 7k-8k range. I wish most Android apps could take advantage of all that processing power.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Your wish has already come true! "I've encountered enough scenarios that would in theory fit the Helio X20's tri-cluster design that I'm starting to think that such a design would actually be a very smart choice for current Android devices."http://www.anandtech.com/show/9518/the-mobile-cpu-corecount-debate/18

5. truthwins unregistered

These chinese oem are giving tough competition to the bigger android oem . Man i love the fierce competition of android.

6. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Too bad most of mediatek phones don't get any updates at all. Would never touch a phone above 150$ with mediatek in it.

14. NoAllegiance unregistered

It is probably why OEMs do not even bother with pure Android and make custom ROMs like Flyme OS.

8. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I'm more worry about the GPU...

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Give your opinions on the guess that the helio x30 gpu will defeat the one in A10 fusion!

16. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

The X30's GPU has 204glops whilst the A9 has 172gflops. So the x30 will be 15% faster than the A9, so if we use gfxbench 3.0 then the x30 would score 45.9fps. A9 scores 39.5fps and 8890 scores 40fps whilst adreno 530 scores 46fps

17. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

The X30's GPU has 204glops whilst the A9 has 172gflops. So the x30 will be 15% faster than the A9, so if we use gfxbench 3.0 then the x30 would score 45.9fps. A9 scores 39.5fps and 8890 scores 40fps whilst adreno 530 scores 46fps

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