Helio X20 is the world’s first mobile processor with Tri-Cluster CPU Architecture. It has 10 Processing cores. With 10-core,Helio X20 can provide unmatched performance with power efficiency. This new processor’s architecture is going to be the solution for upcoming Smartphones Flagship Models.
Helio X20 consist of three CPU clusters, each one of cluster have designed to work more efficiently and handle different types of workloads. Dividing the 10 cores into three clusters so that it can improve performance and extend battery life. If one cluster is processing simple tasks,such as sending text messages,using calculator, so other clusters can power down until there is no need for complex tasks, this helps to perform smoothly and extend battery life. This feature is inherited from ARM big.Little Technology.
MediaTek’s Helio series targeting for high end market. Helio consist of two ranges Helio X and Helio P. Helio X combines leading Heterogeneous computing and advanced multimedia features. Helio P is a premium performance chips that provides optimized battery life for high end features in slim smartphones.
Comparsion of Helio X10 and Helio X20
The display resolutions supported by both the processors are 2560×1600 @ 60fps and 1920 x 1080 @ 120fps. Display is refreshed at 120 Hz for smooth scrolling web pages and better visual performance. A sensor Hub on the ARM Cortex M4 processor to support diverse always on applications such as MP3 playback and voice activation. Helio X20 can also decode videos at 4k resolution with 10-bit videos on H.264 and HEVC decoder. It connects the world with LTE cat-6 support carrier and 70% improvement than Helio X10.
Xiaomi has also announced that one of their redmi Note 2 will have Helio X10 Flagship processor which is predecessor of Helio X20.It will feature 5.5 inch 1080p display. ARM cortex A-53 CPU cores forms the base of Helio X10 chipset. Helio X10 is also found in HTC’s one M9+ . Mediatek is really striving hard to get their CPU architecture to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series. we are expecting this chipset to be shipped before the new year and it will be an exciting time to witness 10-core processor on your smartphones.