Xiaomi rumored to release a phone powered by MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20 chip in early 2016

Xiaomi rumored to release a phone powered by MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20 chip in early 2016
According to a new tidbit of info spotted on Chinese micro-blogging network Weibo, Xiaomi might be prepping a device that will be powered by the world's first mobile deca-core chipset, the MediaTek Helio X20. The chip in question could be quite the performer if certain leaked benchmarks are to be believed, but regardless, it is not expected that the rumored Xiaomi device with it on board could be a full-blown flagship.  

Quite the opposite, in fact. According to the rumor, Xiaomi might be prepping a new aggressively-priced Redmi handset and endow it with MediaTek's ten-core goodness. Xiaomi Redmi 3, anyome? Despite the alleged not-too-shabby performance the chipset, it most certainly won't end up inside the long-awaited Xiaomi Mi 5 flagship, as the latter is expected to boast a Snapdragon 820 silicon.

The purported Helio X20-powered Xiaomi device will most likely make the rounds sometime in Q1 2016, as the first batch of handsets with the deca-core MediaTek chip are expected to roll out then.

As a reminder, yesterday Xiaomi unveiled its newest handset, the affordable Redmi Note 3, which will be hitting the shelves in China soon. Despite that it doesn't come with a mind-boggling specs sheet, the phone is a rather noteworthy chapter in Xiaomi's book, as it is its first full-metal and fingerprint scanner-toting phone.

source: Weibo (translated) via GizmoChina

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5 Comments

1. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If Xiaomi keep the tradition, Redmi 3 likely gonna be lower specced than Redmi Note 2 and Note 3 both. X20 doesn't fit. Might be Mi 5c.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Maybe another variant for Mi5.

3. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

But what if the XIaomi Note 2 pro?

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Good question. Xiaomi may have to make a decision if the note 2 pro will have the 820/x20 or the mi5...

4. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

That SoC and and an agressive price sounds like one hell of a deal to me. May be not for me personally, but for some people I know in dire need of a decent phone.

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