MediaTek's new Helio chipset lineup to take on Qualcomm's and Samsung's finest, due out Q2 2015
MediaTek recently announced its new high-end chipset family that will make the rounds this year - Helio. It consists of two sub-families, Helio X and Helio P. As we said, both are top-tier ones, though there's little to no information about the Helio P. MediaTek actually unveiled details about only one chip in particular, the Helio X10, which is a 64-bit chipset with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz.
motion video recording at up to 480fps in undisclosed resolution, which sounds pretty exciting. As a refresher, the current slo-mo champions - the iPhone 6 & the 6 Plus - can record videos at 240fps.Additionally, the Helio X10 supports display refresh rates of up to 120Hz and slow-
There's no word on the specs or the features of the other chipset lineup, the Helio P, which is described as a family of "premium performance chips". We are pretty sure that MediaTek will provide more details about it as 2015 progresses. What's more, we should expect the first Helio-powered smartphones sometime in Q2 2015.
Undoubtedly, the Helio X and probably the Helio P chipset lines are aimed directly at Qualcomm and Samsung, which are the makers of some of the most powerful smartphone chipsets in the industry right now - the Snapdragon 810 is powering HTC's newest flagship, the One M9, while Samsung is setting a new bar with its 14nm FinFET Exynos 7420 chipset which is churning the gears of its Galaxy S6/S6 edge troopers.