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

Sony, LG Electronics, HTC, Lenovo, Meizu, ZTE, Huawei, and Xiaomi, are all expected to include the 20nm-built MediaTek Helio X20 in upcoming smartphones...
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13. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

This chip is a mid range chip idk why anyone would wont it, unless it produces amazing battery life.

16. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Helio X20 doesn't support LPDDR4 RAM, how can it cover high end segment?

21. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Is LPDDR4 even that much of an improvement? I've seen video comparisons between the Galaxy S5(LPDDR3) and Galaxy S6 (LPDDR4) and both were on par in terms of speed, only difference was that the S6 did not stutter with extended use, but that's attributed more to its revamped touchwiz than to the LPDDR version its using.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

DDr speed is important but not as much as the amount of it you have. So no in mobile case its not a game changer. In server case it is.

26. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

um memory bandwidth has huge implication on both CPU performance and GPU

41. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Only if a game/app uses it. Which because of frag it wont. Well maybe it will. It would need to be a big game studio and advertise that this phone was made to power this type of game. But if your putting your phone through that kind of paces, watch out battery.

35. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it doesnt.. this mediatek only cover mid-end class

18. carlemillward unregistered

I do not think that they will use this for their flagships in the States and the EU, maybe for an alternative high range device or an Asian flagship device. Qualcomm will still be their main supplier until they are on even levels of performance.

19. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol seems everyone is on panick, while Samsung with its Exynos, is just grabbing popcorn

29. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

x20 will compete with S620 not S820. And I'd rather buy a iphone than buying phone with mediatek soc.

30. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

$300 midrangers with near Galaxy Note 4 level power and efficiency? Yes please! Competition is good. Qualcomm, wake up and go custom!

31. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

$300 midrangers with near Galaxy Note 4 level power and efficiency? Yes please! Competition is good. Qualcomm, wake up and go custom!

48. singhkaran9830 unregistered

"$300 midrangers with near Galaxy Note 4 level power and efficiency" You high?

33. carlemillward unregistered

I can imagine HTC and LG re-releasing the HTC M9 and LG G4 with Snapdragon 820.

40. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I want to test that deca cores for my fart apps. Deyum! Who needs 10 effin cores?

43. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

obviously, just to piss you off, lol... its a way to deliver everything in one package. The fuel efficiency when basic tasks are handled and the performance when needed. Is 10 the right number, maybe not, but until single core gets close to apple... more will be better.

44. P2theG1

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

This product is aimed squarely at higher end mid range devices and not international flagships, expect to see it in a lot of Asian brand smartphones in Asian and Indian markets, like lower end variants of a flagship model.

51. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wow, those are some major partners. Color me impressed! Hope this SOC delivers. Getting sick of Qualcomm.

52. Resiliant unregistered

This paired with Samsung going to their own chip will push Qualcomm to step it up a few notches. They will push the limits with the 818 chip. They next years will show who has it, and who will fail. My bt is Samsung is in major trouble in the next few years. My money is on Qualcomm, and nvidia
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