Chipset manufacturer MediaTek, has launched three new SoCs called the Helio X30, the Helio P20 and the Helio P25. The first one is the flagship chipset, while the other two are the midrange SoCs.
The Helio X30 has a 10nm process with a tri-cluster architecture (three cluster of cores), comprising of a deca-core CPU. The clusters consists of 2 x A73 cores clocked at 2.8GHz, 4 x A53 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, and 4 x A35 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The chipset will support up to 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM modules @1866MHz. The X30 will support eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1 flash storage.
The chipset can support IMG 7XTP-MT4 GPUs clocked at 820MHz, and displays of 2560 x 1600 WQXGA (Wide Quad HD) resolution. The X30 supports cameras up to 28 megapixels @30 fps with dual ISPs (Image signal processors), with 4K and 2K video recording, and connectivity wise, 4G LTE Cat.10 networks
MediaTek Helio X30 Technical Specifications
- Process: 10nm
- Cores: Tri-Cluster Deca-Core (2 x A73 @2.8GHz + 4 x A53 @2.3GHz + 4 x A35 @2.0GHz)
- Display: 2560 x 1600 WQXGA
- GPU: PowerVR IMG 7XTP-MT4 GPU @820MHz
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR4
- Storage: eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1
- Cameras: 28 megapixels @30 fps, Dual ISPs, 4K and 2K Video Recording
- Connectivity: 4G LTE Cat 10
Helio P20 and P25:
The Helio P20 uses a 16nm TSMC process, with 20% better CPU and GPU performance, and is 10% battery efficient compared to the first gen SoC , the P10. The P20/25 support LPDDR4 RAM which uses 50% lower power and offers 70% more bandwidth than LPDDR3.
MediaTek predicts that LPDDR4 prices could be lower than that of LPDDR3, so we could see more devices adopt the higher end memory modules.
The P20 supports 24 megapixel cameras, while the image P25 supports dual cameras with 3x optical zoom, Dual PDAF(Phase Detection Auto Focus). This could see mid range devices adopt the dual camera trend, which is more popular in high end phones nowadays.