Hello X30 details rumoured, first phones coming early 2017

mediatek helio x30

With Mediatek already having launched the Helio X20 and Helio X25, rumours have moved on to the Mediatek Helio X30 culminating in these purported details.

According to new sources and Chinese media reports today, the next Mediatek processor that the Taiwanese company hope to dominate with is the Helio X30, a successor to the Helio X20 and X25 which only officially launched earlier this month.

Sources say that the Mediatek Helio X30 will adopt a new TSMC 10nm FinFET manufacturing processor and the test samples will be ready in June while mass production won’t begin until the end of the year, with the first X30 phones not expected until early 2017.

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In addition to the new manufacturing process, the Mediatek Helio X30 will feature a tai-cluster of A53 and A57 cores topping out with 2 x 2.8Ghz A53 cores (the top end Helio X20/X25 tops out at 2.5Ghz).

The changes should see increased performance but sources say we might see power consumption drop by as much as 50% compared to the X20/X25.

Changes are also expected to the graphics with a 4 core PowerVR 7XT series GPU used, we should also see the Helio X30 upgraded to support up to 26 mega-pixel cameras, dual main cameras, VR and LTE cat 13.

While this all sounds quite exciting, keep in mind that we still have the rest of 2016 to go until these first Helio X30 phones hit shelves.

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  1. Nolan
    March 29, 2016

    Ha ha ha ha, the X20 and the X25 officially checks out…… long wait ahead for the MediaTek fanboys. And we know what will happen to the MediaTek FLAGSHIP with 20 cores in 2017……….. ha ha ha ha

  2. Steven Fox
    March 29, 2016

    This info is pretty salty, no way are they making A57 when they already have A72 in the X20/25. I also don`t think they`ll use PowerVR graphics(although I would love that) as their license is more expensive than Mali.

    • Joel Adames
      March 29, 2016

      Remember the mtk X10 has a PowerVR GPU and even if its old it really does a great job running 2K 6″screen and I DO play all they crazy heavy games and stuff and it performs very nicely.

      • Steven Fox
        March 30, 2016

        That’s why I said I would love a PVR GPU inside it, their core/performance ration simply can`t be beat as a 4-6 Cluster easily outpaces Malis 8 Cluster design.

  3. coolgreek
    March 29, 2016

    Helio X20 and X25 are not out yet (It’s March already, WTF mediatek?) but mediatek says about Helio x30… Logical but still, ironical!

    I do like mediatek but for them to top up the game again they’ll need to realize 2 things:
    1) products must be offered on time, someone wants a phone now, not May… To offer them sooner is the ideal. Mediatek does neither!
    2) offer some of the best GPU around. Not mediocre… For Helio x20 that 4xMaliT880 is a joke when the new exynos uses 12xmaliT880! And yes, people do pay attentio to benchmarks, (especially Antutu). I know it’s no real world test but still, users do SEE them, do ask for them, do RELY on them (again, they should not but DO).
    They know the rest, low prices, hitting the China Marlet primarly, advance to lower nm construction etc..

    I hope with Helio X30 they will do better… Actually i know they will. And i really want to see them toping up benchmarks for once!

    • kzm
      March 29, 2016

      It is not like Mediatek can force phone OEM to make phone as fast as possible .

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      March 29, 2016

      Won’t have a much faster gpu but it will be more power efficient & paired with better driver’s. They won’t top anything & it’s not about benchmarks at all.

    • balcobomber25
      March 29, 2016

      Helio X20 and X25 are not out yet (It’s March already, WTF mediatek?) but mediatek says about Helio x30… Logical but still, ironical!”

      Kind of like the SD830 being leaked in January before the 820 was even in any phone. Happens with all companies. And Mediatek doesn’t care about benchmark wars, they care about real world usage and performance/value ratio.

      • Joel Adames
        March 29, 2016

        That I can confirm. I like the fact that most of the benchmarks for the X20 claim a nice 95.000 points that stay there with no real big throttling issues and so on… As it did on the X10 it shows they (MTK) are looking after sustained and steady performance and NOT after one moment glory…
        Sorry it sounded like a MTK fanboy that wouldn’t take a QComm powered phone if given the right opportunity….
        What I would like to see is that MTK SoC into the Galaxy S7 and some reviewers get the 3 models: Exynos QComm MTK and do a heads to heads match!!!

        • balcobomber25
          March 29, 2016

          I like all the SoC companies. I have used good and bad SoC’s from both Mediatek and Qualcomm. But my favorite is probably Samsung, the Exnyos SoC’s are almost always very good.

  4. Rob
    March 29, 2016

    The only interesting bit if information here is the possibility of adopting the power VR graphics in place of the Mali rubbish. Also I highly doubt the fabrication at 10nm as I don’t believe it will be ready as they’ve only just started 14nm production through a licencing deal with Samsung. Lastly it won’t be using A57 cores since we’ve already moved on to A72, this whole article is nonsense, as is the possibility of the 1st phones appearing early 2017, it will be nearer may/June at the speed MT work.

  5. realjjj
    March 29, 2016

    The source is http://weibo.com/u/2323195050?is_hot=1
    It does say A7x meaning what comes after A72, so Artemis.

  6. Joel Adames
    March 29, 2016

    Hey guys don’t get mad at MTK or QComm aS they are not the ones to feed us news about something that we won’t have until almost a year more, so it is irrelevant.