MediaTek’s Helio X20 processor is a 10-core chip two ARM Crotex-A72 processors and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores as well as ARM Mali-T880 graphics.
First introduced about a year ago, it’s still one of the only deca-core chips aimed at mobile devices. And if you want to get your hands on the chip without buying one of the Chinese smartphones that ship with it, now there’s another option.
The board is based on the 96Boards standard, which means it should be compatible with any peripherals or other add-ons designed for any other development board that meets the 96Boards specifications.
The MediaTek Helio X20 Development Board features 2GB of RAM, 8GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage, a microSD card reader, HDMI output, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB port, 802.11b/g/n WiFi. Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS support.
It also has 60-pin and 40-pin expansion headers and a 16-pin analog expansion connector for a headset, speaker, and FM antenna.
MediaTek says the system supports Android 6.0. There’s no mention of official support for other operating systems, but unofficially, I suppose anything’s possible.
At launch the Helio X20 board will be available exclusively in China, but MediaTek’s announcement suggests it’ll be available in other countries soon… or at least that there’ll be an English version of the website.