Mediatek has been pushing the envelop here for quite a long time. It started developing more advanced chipsets for use in tablets and then smartphones, offering these for sale to China’s rapidly evolving consumer electronics sector. MediaTek chipsets are very competitively priced compared with Qualcomm’s, Samsung’s, Intel’s and NVIDIA’s offerings but offers comparative performance, which is the sole reason for not only their growth but also the growth of Chinese smartphone MNCs which depend on budget markets. Today, brands like Sony, and HTC are using SoCs made by Mediatek in their budget oriented smartphones.
Jiutang revealed on Weibo thet the MediaTek Helio X30 chipset will be manufactured using a 10nm manufacturing process. Jiutang also provided a presentation slide, which shows the MediaTek Helio X30 scores 160,000 points on the Antutu benchmark, beating the Snapdragon 820 by 30,000.
This time, Mediatek took a huge step by focusing on battery efficiency, which has always been a major concern of the users. Their latest and greatest Helio X30, will deliver A 60 Percent Performance Gain, With A Whopping 50 Percent Power Consumption Reduction.
The number of cores are going to remain the samebetween Helio X20 and Helio X30, the exception being that instead of 4 Cortex-A53 cores, they are going to be replaced with 4 Cortex-A35 ones. Cortex-A35 is ARM’s most efficient processor till now, even more power conserving then the Cortex-A53.
The entire processor configuration of Helio X30 has been listed as follows:
- 2 x Cortex-A7x cores running at 2.8GHz (possiblyArtemis architecture)
- 4 x Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.2GHz
- 4 x Cortex-A35 cores running at 2.0GHz
- 2 x LPDDR4 RAM ePOP (‘all in on package’)
- A high-performing PowerVR GPU instead of an ARM Mali one
- Support up to a 26MP rear camera sensor
- Support up to 8GB of RAM