MediaTek has unveiled the Helio X25 chipset, a higher-end chipset above its Helio X20. While the new chipset comes with a host of improvements, it will be exclusive to the upcoming Meizu Pro 6 smartphone, which is rumored to come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Helio X25 deca-core processor has a three cluster design, two-Cortex A72 cores, and eight Cortex A53 cores. Also Read - Best 5G smartphones with top MediaTek processors under Rs 30,000 in June 2021Also Read - COMPUTEX 2021: Intel launches two new 11th Gen U-series processors
The Helio X25 chipset has a clock speed of 2.5GHz for Cortex A72 cluster, which is slightly faster than the Helio X20 which is clocked at 2.3GHz. Another change comes in the form of Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, which is now clocked at 850MHz compared to 780MHz on the Helio X20. The chipset also supports single camera sensor up to 25-megapixels and dual camera sensors up to 13-megapixels. With support for 4K video recording, fast charging, Category 6 LTE and VoLTE, Helio X25 is also compatible with Vulkan graphics API.
Coming back to the Helio X20 chipset, it comes with a tri-cluster design which allows it to draw 30 percent less power compared to the conventional dual-cluster chipsets. It also comes with features such as SilkSwipe for improved touchscreen responsiveness and MiraVision CrystalView for smooth 120fps video playback and recording. MediaTek also mentioned that smartphones powered by Helio X20 chipset will start hitting the market as early as next month.
Both the Helio X20 and Helio X25 will be competing with Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820, Samsung s Exynos 8890 and other high-end chipsets. It is important to note, while MediaTek went for ten-core CPU, Qualcomm went for quad-core CPU with custom Kyro cores instead of octa-core.