Helio has unveiled, as anticipated, a brand new 10nm Helio X30 along with the 16nm mid-range Helio P25 chipsets. The Helio X30 implements big.LITTLE chip. It offers ten CPU cores- 2.8 GHz Cortex A73 cores, four 2.2 GHz Cortex A53 cores and four 2GHz Cortex A35 cores secured of 10nm FinFET process.
The RAM is up to 8GB of LPDDR4 at 1866 MHz and the SoC supports eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 that provides more effective read and write speeds. It has a faster image processing and claims support for up to 28 MP at 30fps. It also supports video encode up to 4k 30 Hz with support for HEVC and VP9, 2560*1600 displays at 60Hz or 1920*1080 displays at 120 Hz. It offers a better audio with 120dB SNR and – 100dB THD and a much faster sensor processor with a higher clocked Cortex-M4, category 10 LTE with 3x carrier aggregation and a 2*2 802.11ac Wi Fi radio.
The noticeable shift from A72 cores to the A73 cores and the A53 cores to the A35 cores together with the 10nm manufacturing process differentiates the new Helio X30. Better management and more efficiency with regards to the thermal conditions are expected with A73. It will also allow for higher clock speeds, along with larger hoards. Thus a better and enhanced performance characteristics is the focal of Helio X30. A53 cores are hired to handle the low power tasks.
MediaTek has parted with Mali GPU and opted for Imaginations Technologies PowerVR GPU series on the Graphics front. MediaTek might be, using GT 7200 or GT 7400 GPU’s which is an explicate improvement over Mali-T880. Yet the GPU part looks unimpressive for PowerVR has not so imposing open source support out of other GPU vendors.
And with Helio P25 MEdiaTek proposes that it will be contrived on the TSMC’s 16nm FFC node. It will be of 8*A53 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and will be paired with a Mali-T880 MP2 GPU, up to 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, hardware accelerated HEVC video decode at up to 4k 30 Hz, video encode at 4k 30 Hz in h.264. The display support is of 1920*1080 displays at 60 Hz and has 110db SNR, -95 db THD audio. It will also be furnished with Cat 6 LTE 2x carrier aggregation together with Dual-SIM Standby support. It is envisaged to be a higher clocked version of Helio P20.