30% improvement with regards to power efficiency. Such bold, impressive-sounding early assertions seldom translate to real-world performance, but ahead of the processor's projected launch during the second half of this year, it appears to have grabbed the attention of Xiaomi.We've seen quite a lot of MediaTek's Helio X20 series of late, including the company's claim's that it'll offer a mammoth
DigiTimes cites informed sources in suggesting that the deca-core chip "is expected to attract orders from Xiaomi," while devices running on the Helio X20 series should make it to market before the year's end.
For a company that has scarcely been in existence for five years, Xiaomi's rise to prominence has been admirable. While, for the most part, it goes about its business in Asia, the recent effort to promote and sell accessories in the U.S. and much of Europe suggests that, in the near future, its smartphones may also begin to reach a larger audience.
The report concludes by reiterating the notion that Qualcomm is planning a new deca-core effort in the form of the Snapdragon 818, and this is not the first time we've heard of such endeavors. Just over a week ago, it was speculated that a 10-core, 20nm processor was in the making, although this rumor was swiftly debunked by an analyst.