Mediatek announced today a new powerful mobile SOC with the Helio X20.
The MediaTek Helio X20 is the world’s first mobile processor with Tri-Cluster CPU architecture and 10 processing cores (Deca-core). Mediatek says that the Helio X20 delivers extreme computing performance with unmatched power efficiency. The company goes even further claiming that the new Helio X20 processor is set to revolutionize the smartphone industry and address the growing global demand for flagship mobile devices.
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The MediaTek Helio X20 provides three processor clusters, each designed to more efficiently handle different types of workloads. Much like adding gears to vehicles, dividing the cores into three clusters provides a more efficient allocation of tasks for optimum performance and extended battery life.
The new mobile processor can delegate simple tasks to one cluster of cores, while directing more-complex (and more-power-hungry) tasks to the other clusters. 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, and therefore drive smoother performance and extended battery life.
MediaTek Helio X20 supports state-of-the-art camera, display, gaming, and audio features for today's most demanding apps.
The Helio X20 introduces dual main cameras with built-in 3D depth engine, plus multi-scale de-noise engines, allowing for a faster shot-to-shot experience in creating high-quality images with unprecedented detail, color accuracy, and sharpness even under extreme conditions.
For crisp and responsive scrolling of web content and maps, to motion viewing supporting mobile games with high-resolution graphics, the Helio X20 refreshes smartphone displays at an accelerated 120Hz per second.
The integrated Low power sensor processor ARM Cortex-M4 is supporting diverse always-on applications such as MP3 playback and voice activation. The sensor hub on the embedded ARM Cortex-M4 processor operates on an isolated, low-power domain to support diverse always-on applications such as MP3 playback and voice activation.
The Helio X20 can playback 4Kx2K Video With 10-bit color depth and support for both HEVC and VP9 HW decoding.
What the Helio X20 really can do remains to be seen when the first smartphone maker is adopting it.
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MediaTek created the world's first octa-core smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot technology released the full power of multi-core mobile processors. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide.