MediaTek has again made it to the news with its new line up for the upcoming year. Introduction of the new Helio X20 series SoCs in the form of Helio X23 and Helio X27 is an attempt to replace their predecessors Helio X20 and Helio X25.
They feature the tri-cluster Deca-Core architecture with two cores of ARM Cortex A72; four cores of ARM Cortex- A53 and four cores of ARM Cortex A-53. It uses MediaTek CorePilot 3.0 technology.
The new Helio X23 and Helio X27 supports dual camera photography. Quality and functionality of photography has been improved with the upgraded ISP or MediaTek Image Signal Processing. ISP offers image clarity, saturation, exposure control, portrait performance and large aperture.
What differentiates the new chipsets from their predecessors is their clock frequency. Peak frequency has been augmented from 2.1GHz/ 1.85GHz/ 1.4GHz (A72/A53/A53) for the X20 to 2.6GHz/ 2.0GHz/ 1.6GHz for the new X27. The graphics unit inside the Helio X27 is more powerful because of ARM Mali GPU clocked at 875 MHz. MediaTek who is in a constant competition with Qualcomm believes that their chips for next year are about 20% more powerful and makes browsing, app launch speeds fast and steady.
Whereas the new Helio X23 is all about a single change i.e definitely in the form of increased clock speed. The Cortex A72 cores are now clocked at 2.3GHz. Apart from all these introduction of chips pack MiraVision ™ EnergySmart Screen power-saving technology, which aims at modifying smart display parameters and ambient lighting of up to 25% depletion in display power consumption. All eyes are on the performativity level of the newly introduced chipsets when they are available in market next year. Wait and watch the edging of the new X20 series with the Qualcomm’s midrange Snapdragon SoCs. Products using these SoCs are not yet announced but MediaTek says Smartphones with these new chipsets will be made available soon.