Mediatek’s Helio range of processors finally get’s a processor that can take on top draw chips from Kirin, Samsung and Qualcomm.
Love them or hate them, Mediatek have really put on a solid show this year with the released of Helio X20 phones and the slightly tuned up Helio X25, but with the official announcement for the new X30 the semiconductor maker is aiming to take it up a notch.
The Helio X30 isn’t set to be in phones until early next year, but we already have a good idea that the SOC is really going to be something to look forward too.
Updates over the current X20/X25 include the move from 20nm manufacturing to 10nm, in addition the chip now uses Cortex A35 cores to further improve efficiency and battery life.
Full on speed is still the aim of the game with the X30 though, so the top 2 cores A72 running at a reported 2.8Ghz.
Other features include support of 16 mega-pixel cameras and video at 60fps, support for 8GB RAM and the inclusion of a quad-core PowerVR 7XT GPU.
As already mentioned we don’t expect Mediatek to get the Helio X30 into phones until early next year, and it remains to be seen which manufacturer will get the chipset first. What do you think of the new SOC and which brand will get it first?