The 10 core Helio X20 might be in a little trouble according to a rumour on Weibo suggesting Xiaomi, HTC and Lenovo have scrapped plans to use the chip.
With 10 cores running in a tri-cluster, and being the successor of the hugely successful Helio X10, there is a lot of hot anticipation around the Mediatek Helio X20 chipset, but perhaps a little too hot!
According to rumours on Weibo this morning, Xioami, HTC and Levnovo (three of the big smartphone players) have had to scrap plans for a Helio X20 powered phone due to optimisation issues resulting in overheating.
Apparently the companies don’t want to go through a similar overheating story so many other brands did in 2015 with overheating Snapdragon 810 SoC’s.
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The rumour is of course unconfirmed, but it would explain why the first phone makers trumped to launched a Helio X20 phone are the likes of Zopo and Doogee.
Both Zopo and Doogee plan to launch Mediatek Helio X20 phones at MWC this month. We’ll be at the show and will see if we can confirm or deny the issues.