Move over octa-core processors, smartphones with 10-core processors coming in 2016
MediaTek has announced it is launching a processor for smartphones that will have 10-cores. The company was also the first to introduce octa-core processors for smartphones. Called the Helio X2
MediaTek has announced it is launching a processor for smartphones that will have 10-cores. The company was also the first to introduce octa-core processors for smartphones.
Called the Helio X20, the 20nm deca-core processor will have three clusters of processor cores. It will have two Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.5GHz, four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2GHz and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz.
The new deca-core processor will add a new dimension to the billion dollar question that is, do we really need multiple cores in our smartphone? MediaTek claims that the current crop of processors are not effective in conserving battery when it comes to low-intensive tasks and neither do they have enough fire power for tasks that demand performance.
MediaTek has clustered the tasks and will assign specific cores for each type of tasks, for instance simple tasks like simply browsing through the phone and checking your emails will be handled by the low power cluster. The high-power clusters are designated to handle resource intensive tasks like HD Videos and high-end games. The company calls this akin to adding additional gears to a car.
On the features front, the Helio X20 can support dual primary cameras with 3D depth engine for shots with better depth of field. It also has a 120Hz display refresh that is better than the current 60Hz refresh rate for what the company claims will offer better browsing and video watching experience. It also integrates a low power Cortex M4 sensor processor for voice activated commands and music playback.
Mediatek says that the Helio X20 will be available for sampling by Q3 this year with commercial devices available towards the end of the year.Also Read - Free Fire redeem codes for June 23: How to get Justice Fighter and Vandals Rebellion Weapons Loot crate, Diamond Voucher, etc for free Also Read - Moto G60S, G50 5G and Edge 20 Lite coming soon: More Motorola midrange phones for 2021? Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G India launch nearing as support page goes live