Why Elephone chose to go with the MediaTek Helio X27 on the S8


Mediatek Helio X27

This December MediaTek launched the latest iteration of their flagship CPU, i.e. the Helio X27. But what does the new processor bring up to the table? Let’s find out!

Mediatek Helio X27

Uncompromised Performance in Games

Mediatek Helio X27

The display can be refreshed at up to 120 fps for crisp and responsive scrolling of web content and maps, and with an ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU up to 875MHz, it yields uncompromised performance in games with high-resolution graphics.

Dual-cameras, Depth of field, Less image noise

Mediatek Helio X27

The MediaTek Helio X27 is designed for smartphones with dual-cameras and includes color and mono sensor support. This multiple-sensor design can capture three times the light of a traditional sensor, thus reducing image noise and increasing quality.

It features a built-in 3D depth engine for depth of field processing, as well as multi-scale de-noise engines, for faster response time between shots and unprecedented detail, color, and sharpness, even under extreme conditions.

Tri-cluster, Smoother performance, Longer battery life

Mediatek Helio X27

With three clusters,the processor can delegate simple tasks to one cluster of cores, while directing more complex (and more power-hungry) tasks to the other clusters.
For example, if the smartphone is doing only simple tasks, such as sending text messages or running the calculator on one cluster, the other clusters can power down ready for when required, therefore, driving both smoother, responsive performance and an extended battery life.

In addition, the MediaTek Helio X27 includes the latest MiraVision EnergySmart Screen to further enhance power efficiency by 25%.

The powerful MediaTek Helio X27 will soon appear in a very interesting handset, i.e. the Elephone S8.

elephone s8
Continuining the work they have done with the Elephone S7 and its dual edge-less display, the Elephone S8 will go up a notch in terms of appearance and will feature a stuning edge-less display design like what we’ve seen on the Xiaomi Mi Mix, with the display almost covering the entire front of the phone. With a curved glass back to achieve a premium feeling which encases a camera and fingerprint scanner.

Obviously these are only rumors yet, but it would be really exciting to see a device such as that, pushing everybody else to do the same as well. 2017 is going to be a very interesting year!

To know more about the Elephone S8 or other Elephone phones, check out their official website.

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40 Comments

  1. Kamil
    December 30, 2016

    Yet another Ele-glorifying article… Ele – you’d better start distributing S7 instead of spreading rumours about S8…

  2. Guest
    December 30, 2016

    Yet another Ele-glorifying article… Ele – you’d better start distributing S7 instead of spreading rumours about S8…

  3. December 31, 2016

    #EleAd

  4. Guest
    December 31, 2016

    #EleAd

  5. David Košič
    December 31, 2016

    Lol gaming performance on a Mediatek chip. Guys April 1st is still 4 months away.

    • Zero
      December 31, 2016

      Heck, even Helio X10 has the same gaming performance!!!

  6. David Košič
    December 31, 2016

    Lol gaming performance on a Mediatek chip. Guys April 1st is still 4 months away.

    • Zero
      December 31, 2016

      Heck, even Helio X10 has the same gaming performance!!!

  7. January 1, 2017

    This reads like paid PR content by MediaTek.

    • Brentolinni
      January 1, 2017

      Because it is. Why is this not disclosed in the article? So unprofessional

  8. January 1, 2017

    Duh. We know why… it’d be the latest Mediatek chip ready to be ruined by the likes of Elephone & UMi until Xiaomi or 360 have a go at it!

  9. 10basetom
    January 1, 2017

    This reads like paid PR content by MediaTek.

    • Brentolinni
      January 1, 2017

      Because it is. Why is this not disclosed in the article? So unprofessional

  10. Taha Zaffar
    January 1, 2017

    Duh. We know why… it’s the latest Mediatek SoC.
    And the likes of Elephone, Vernee & UMi are more than ready to ruin it for everyone until Xiaomi or 360 have a go at it muuuuch later.

    • kfjm254
      January 1, 2017

      exactly man!!

  11. January 1, 2017

    elephone elephone.. overly ambitious, over promise and underdeliver.. so sad,. the S7 isn’t even 2 months old and they already have its replacement. but knowing them and how they work, the bezeless S8 will either never launch, launch with different design and features or never launch at all.. I kepp remembering their P20 and P9000 EDGE models.. coz I had a real interest in the latter but they ended up disappointing me

    • January 3, 2017

      Just a scam mate, not overly ambitious.
      Their phones comes with a lot of hype and are always pretty to look, but fail to deliver in every aspect.

  12. kfjm254
    January 1, 2017

    elephone elephone.. overly ambitious, over promise and underdeliver.. so sad,. the S7 isn’t even 2 months old and they already have its replacement. but knowing them and how they work, the bezeless S8 will either never launch, launch with different design and features or never launch at all.. I kepp remembering their P20 and P9000 EDGE models.. coz I had a real interest in the latter but they ended up disappointing me

    • Steven Fox
      January 3, 2017

      Just a scam mate, not overly ambitious.
      Their phones comes with a lot of hype and are always pretty to look, but fail to deliver in every aspect.

  13. January 3, 2017

    Because it can’t get Snapdragon chips and MTK is way cheaper 😀
    Grow up, unparalleled gaming, yet the T880 doesn’t support Vulkan and Kirin 950 using the same graphics provides better frame rates, due to better bus speeds and chip optimizations.
    Waiting for Helio X30 and P30.

  14. Aaron
    January 3, 2017

    PPT smartphone gimmick

  15. Steven Fox
    January 3, 2017

    Because it can’t get Snapdragon chips and MTK is way cheaper 😀
    Grow up, unparalleled gaming, yet the T880 doesn’t support Vulkan and Kirin 950 using the same graphics provides better frame rates, due to better bus speeds and chip optimizations.
    Waiting for Helio X30 and P30.

  16. Aaron
    January 3, 2017

    PPT smartphone gimmick

  17. Massimo G
    January 3, 2017

    X27 is not really bad, but in 2 months Mediatek will release X30 and i think (and suggest) that Elephone will use X30 for S8 flagship, also because i think that s8 will be available on Q2 2017

  18. Dany
    January 3, 2017

    I think you’re optimistic! With the bad habit that lately, in my opinion will be released in summer.
    We could make a list of those models are still awaiting release, although have been announced long time ago….

  19. Massimo G
    January 3, 2017

    X27 is not really bad, but in 2 months Mediatek will release X30 and i think (and suggest) that Elephone will use X30 for S8 flagship, also because i think that s8 will be available on Q2 2017

  20. Girolamo
    January 3, 2017

    I also believe that in the end they will use the X30 chipset, or worse, if happens that they release it soon, they will do as they have done with S7, that invented the enhanced version with X25.

  21. Dany
    January 3, 2017

    I think you’re optimistic! With the bad habit that lately, in my opinion will be released in summer.
    We could make a list of those models are still awaiting release, although have been announced long time ago….

  22. JTiG
    January 3, 2017

    They could have gone with a way better and newer processor, I really don’t understand why they didn’t go with x30 (isn’t it better??) on a model with this

  23. Giovanni
    January 3, 2017

    Somebody know something about the alleged date of release??? I hope it is at least the first quarter of 2017

  24. Андрей Буту́сов
    January 3, 2017

    So many technical details, for a casual user, who just wants to have an ability to call and surf the net, this isn’t really relevant, but for a techie, like me, it is just perfect! Getting into details and knowing more about the specifications of s8

  25. Girolamo
    January 3, 2017

    I also believe that in the end they will use the X30 chipset, or worse, if happens that they release it soon, they will do as they have done with S7, that invented the enhanced version with X25.

  26. OverPlayed
    January 3, 2017

    I’m hoping the final product won’t look like that render.. looks really weird, needs a physical button or something at the bottom

  27. JTiG
    January 3, 2017

    They could have gone with a way better and newer processor, I really don’t understand why they didn’t go with x30 (isn’t it better??) on a model with this

  28. Giovanni
    January 3, 2017

    Somebody know something about the alleged date of release??? I hope it is at least the first quarter of 2017

  29. Андрей Буту́сов
    January 4, 2017

    So many technical details, for a casual user, who just wants to have an ability to call and surf the net, this isn’t really relevant, but for a techie, like me, it is just perfect! Getting into details and knowing more about the specifications of s8

  30. OverPlayed
    January 4, 2017

    I’m hoping the final product won’t look like that render.. looks really weird, needs a physical button or something at the bottom

  31. Alfred
    January 4, 2017

    I agree with those who say that they should equip it with the X30 of imminent release. The X30 version turns out to be better than one snapdragon 821, in that case there would be a hard time for everyone!

  32. Alfred
    January 4, 2017

    I agree with those who say that they should equip it with the X30 of imminent release. The X30 version turns out to be better than one snapdragon 821, in that case there would be a hard time for everyone!