Sony, LG, HTC, ZTE, Lenovo and Meizu reportedly interested in MediaTek's 10-core chip

Sony, LG, HTC, ZTE, Lenovo and Meizu reportedly interested in MediaTek's 10-core chip
According to a new report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes, smartphone manufacturers are lining up for MediaTek's 10-core Helio X20 chipset. 

Industry insiders quoted by the publication claim that manufacturers such as Sony, LG Electronics, HTC, Lenovo, Meizu, ZTE, Huawei, and Xiaomi, are all expected to include the 20nm-built MediaTek Helio X20 in some of their upcoming products.

MediaTek's chipset offerings are generally aimed at the entry-level and mid-range segments of the smartphone market, where the company has been able to increase its market share over the past years. With the new Helio line-up of mobile SoCs, however, MediaTek looks to expand into the high-end segment of the market, where the most profits are to be made.

The first product in the MediaTek Helio series was the Helio X10, a chip that makes use of an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53. More recently, the company announced its fastest chip to date, the Helio X20, a SoC that's said to be 40% faster than the X10 while consuming 40% less power. The CPU is a tri-cluster design that integrates a two ARM Cortex-A72 cores clocked a 2.5GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2GHz, and four additional Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz. The X20 also comes with a Mali-T800 GPU, which is said to be able to seamlessly power QHD displays.

MediaTek announced that Helio X20 sample units will start shipping in the second half of the year, meaning that we should expect to see the chip integrated in smartphones starting with the first quarter of 2016.

source: Digitimes



1. gaming64 unregistered

Quallcom is in big doodie now.:~|

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Mediatek is rising....

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep I love the competition, now its Exynos, Snapdragon and Mediatek (hopefully Intel also one day)

10. gaming64 unregistered

Dont forget Apple's Cyclone processors:D

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Maybe when comparing performance but not when thinking about what will be in future android device

32. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

And nvidia

46. Simona unregistered

I said that long time ago ...


Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

A9 chip will destroy all ;)

6. gaming64 unregistered

I wouldn't say destroy all but it will shine in single core performance. BTW, your retard level gone up, attention wh0*e

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Mediatek's Helio X20 chipset is for upper mid range phones, not for flagships. So, please bring your junk A9 away from this article, or maybe you admit that your A9 chipset is worse than a mid range chipset?

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Too bad the A9 will sweep the floor in single core performance which matters the most. :(

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

To you maybe.. to me single core performance in a world thats more and more app use multicore is not important. Also to me benchmark result is not important but a phone thats as a butter smooth UI with load of possibility and dont cost an arm is more important.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Keep dreaming. Samsung is the only competitor Apple has. But please continue in believing this 10 core SoC will out perform the A8 chip, let alone A9.

17. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

You do know that samsung make A9 chips.. People like you deserve high five on face with iron chair.

42. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Samsung just fabricates it.Its apple's architecture and samsung gets paid for only fabricating it. People like you should correct your facts.

36. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

those dual-core A-72 still obciously better than dual-core A8 :P

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I still think most flagships for next year will still carry SD. But we will see a lot of variants, mid and low range using chips from Mediatek.

15. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah since mediatek and Samsung can't mass product they're chipsets for everyone SD still still be an important player.

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

did you know that SD just "designer" in mobile processor? they didnt can produce any chipset, and did u know that Samsung is the one who will producing Snapdragon 820 ?

12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Serves Qualcomm right for slacking


Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Bad news for custom rom junkies

39. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That's a thing of the past, MTK released sources for their kernels.

5. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

thats normal from these companies after great looses in sales they got because of SD810which was a big fail from a company that every smartphone company depends on (except samsung and apple) looks like qualcomm needs to work hard with its SD820 although i think it will be only on par with exynos 7420.

14. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

check this video and u will know how SD810 is a big fail even against SD801

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Superior is the right word. SD 820 will use custom core again and every SD with custom core was superior to exynos of same generation only the SD 810 use stock arm core.

27. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

The next Exynos will use custom cores as well.

45. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Exynos 5410 destroyed QS600. Exynos 5420 was on par with QS800. E5422 and 5430 were slightly faster than QC801. E5433 destroyed QC805. Qualcomm's cores are superior? A nice joke ;)

47. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Exynos 7420 destroyed QS810

50. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Both of them are pure ARM Cortex implementations that's why I didn't mention them. Seems that the problem of Snapdragon 810 is GPU which has far too big TDP on 20 Nm. The CPU isn't the main reason of overheating.

9. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Bye Qualcomm.

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