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.