Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has been gaining some serious traction in the smartphone and tablet space over the past few years. While most of the company’s chips are cheaper and less powerful than the latest Qualcomm, Samsung, or NVIDIA processors, MediaTek offers a few higher-performance 64-bit, octa-core processors.

Now MediaTek has unveiled two new series of chips designed for reasonably high performance mobile devices.

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MediaTek’s Helio X series stands for “Extreme Performance” and will include the company’s top performing chips, while the Helio P series will offer “Premium Performance,” while balancing the need for speed with energy efficiency in order to enable thinner devices (or hopefully mobile devices with longer battery life).

The first of the new chips expected to hit the streets it the Helio X10, (also known as the MT6795W), which should launch in mid-April. It’s a 28nm octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with clock speeds up to 2.2 GHz and support for 4G LTE.

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Future Helio chips will include 20nm models based on ARM Cortex-A72 architecture.

Among other thing, MediaTek says its new Helio chips will support 4K, H.265 video, 120 Hz screen refresh rates, and support for cameras that can capture 1080p video at 480 frames per second.

via HDBlog.it, digitaltecno, and etagnet

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9 replies on “MediaTek introduces Helio X and Helio P chips for high-end phones”

  1. Hmmm, I’m not the best at spelling myself, but if you are going to put together a presentation slide for a new product, you probably want to check the spelling a little closer. “Cotex-A72 CPU”

  2. They lost me at “28nm”. I will still consider MediaTek to be only in the “budget” section until they start using a more modern process. Not to say I would not buy an Android tablet with a MediaTek processor, I just would not buy an expensive or mid grade tablet with one.

    1. 28nm is still a usable FAB, and the other options aren’t wide spread yet and won’t be for more than a year… which is why most in the ARM market won’t go onto the newer FABs for at least another year…

      And pretty much no one is going to advance the FAB for GPU’s, so even those that do make use of the newer FABs won’t apply it to the whole SoC!

      Besides, the FAB alone doesn’t advance the product much… usually accounting for only a small percentage of improvement… It’s the architectural advances that provide the real significant improvements and they can still do that without a complementary FAB advance…

      While there are other ways to advance the FAB besides just shrinking it… So you should really judge the product by it’s performance and cost, and not just one factor of how it was achieved…

  3. if they really want to compete with the big boys, they need to start supporting NA LTE.

  4. It’s long overdue for MediaTek to finally drop the nonsensical MT1234 naming scheme in favour of something more sane and intuitive.

    1. Lol, They are still keeping the older naming convention.
      “The first of the new chips expected to hit the streets it the Helio X10, (also known as the MT6795W), “

      1. I dont think its bad..you can understand which soc is better if you know which number is big & only 32bit/64bit is unknown…

        just hope this time the gpu is on par with tegra k1 or adreno 430

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