When Mediatek first announced it would make an 8-core chip, Qualcomm made a mocking video only to turn around and build octacore chips themselves. What’s going to be the response to the Helio X20 10 core?
Octacore processors are now the norm. We see them in entry-level phones and flagship phones. The most recent Octacore chips like the MT6752 have been a breakthrough, bringing 64bit and LTE to phones that don’t cost the Earth but can keep up with anything Qualcomm are putting out.
Even with their current success, Mediatek aren’t taking a break and letting rival catch up, and are already hard at work on a 10 core SoC!
This 10 core chip will come under the Helio line of processors and be named the Helio X20. Details are unknown but we can safely say that the processor will be a 64bit chip aiming to tackle the Snapdragon 810 and its successor. Insiders at Mediatek have hinted that the Helio X20 can top 70,000 points on Antutu which will mean a whole new level of budget flagships are in the making.