The war for ever more powerful hardware will never end so soon in the mobile devices segment. Samsung has been investing in its Exynos 7420, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 for 2016 and Apple with its powerful dual-core chipset Apple A9. However, when it comes to raw power, at least on paper, we cannot forget the promising Helio X20 – which is the first deca-core chipset market with its ten cores.
Helio X20 consists of a cluster with two cores Cortex-A72 working at full speed of 2.5GHz, ensuring a great performance for the smartphone or tablet. To balance the scales performance / consumption, we have a second processor numbering four cores Cortex-A53 running at 2GHz. They should be responsible for most of the requests sent to the CPU. Finally, to perform basic tasks, we have a third section with four cores Cortex-A53, this time working at 1.4GHz, with a great reduction in consumption.
Unfortunately, the solution MediaTek also has LPDDR3 RAM, slower solution than LPDDR4 used by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and the Samsung in Exynos 7420. However, with 933MHz speed, the memory of Helio X20 will be able to support the amount of information to be sent to a DHF or even QHD screen. To complement this set, we have the GPU Mali-T880 with four released cores, the most powerful graphics solution from ARM now. Finally, we have the Cortex-M4 coprocessor to process audio and text without awakening the main CPU, helping the 10 cores to stay in standby longer.
Recently, we saw a rumor that Meizu is with great plans to bring a new flagship this year with Helio X20. It is also believed that this could only happen with the arrival of MX6 in 2016, as the Meizu MX5 was launched in July with the chipset MediaTek Helio X10. Anyway, is expected to bring the same specifications very similar to what we find with Pro 5, the latest flagship of the company with powerful chipset Exynos 7420. The Chinese manufacturer has made it clear that you want to bet on all powerful market solutions, not getting attached to that Qualcomm have to offer.