MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core chip coming to mid-range phones in Q2, 2017

MediaTek’s Helio X30 processor is a 10nm chip with 10 CPU cores and PowerVR Series 7XT graphics. The Taiwanese chip maker says the processor will show up phones with 2X optical zoom cameras, 4K HDR video support, and virtual reality features including support for Google’s Daydream platform. But the MediaTek Helio X30 isn’t necessarily reserved for […]

MediaTek introduces Helio x23 and x27 deca-core processors

MediaTek is launching two new mobile chips with 10 CPU cores each, Mali-T880 graphics, and support for 4K video, among other things. The MediaTek Helio X23 is basically an upgraded version of the Helio X20 with faster clock speeds, while the X27 is an upgraded version of the X25. Neither is quite as impressive as […]

MediaTek’s 10nm deca-core Helio X30 processor officially unveiled

MediaTek has been talking about its upcoming Helio X30 processor for months. We already knew it would be the company’s first 10nm chip and that like the Helio X20 series chips it will replace, the new processor features 10 CPU cores. Now the company is providing more details about the new chip, and how it […]

10nm MediaTek Helio X30 chip coming in 2017

MediaTek’s Helio X20 and X25 deca-core processors are starting to show up in smartphones like the Meizu Pro 6, Meizu MX6, and Vernee Apollo Lite. But the Taiwanese chip maker is already working on next-year’s model. Like its predecessors, the Helio X30 will be a deca-core processor. But it should offer better performance, power efficiency, and network […]

Meizu Pro 6 smartphone has a 10-core MediaTek Helio X25 processor

Meizu’s new top-of-the-line smartphone features a 5.2 inch full HD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, and Android 6.0 software. But there are a few other things that really make the Meizu Pro 6 stand out. It’s one of the first Android phones to feature a pressure-sensitive “force touch” display. And it’s the only device to ship with […]

MediaTek’s 10-core CPU is official: Meet the Helio X20

MediaTek started talking about an upcoming deca-core mobile processor last month, and now it’s officially providing more information about this 10-core beast. The MediaTek Helio X20 doesn’t just have more processor cores than whatever’s in your current phone. As AnandTech notes, also one of the first chips from MediaTek to feature a CDMA2000-compatible modem, which means […]

Lilbits (5-11-2015): Debunking edition (Windows 10 isn’t totally free for Insiders)

There’s a story making the rounds that Windows 10 will be available as a free update for folks running pre-release builds of the operating system as part of the Windows Insider program… and it’s true. It’s just not quite the whole truth. The story comes from a comment made on Twitter by the head of […]