MediaTek Unveils the MediaTek Helio X30 Chipset

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    MediaTek today announces the launch of the MediaTek Helio X30 – the world’s first mobile processor to boast a 10 core architecture and a 16nm FinFET process. Helio X30 is Mediatek’s third SoC under Helio branding and is their brand new flagship SoC for smartphones and tablets.

    Helio X30 is the second mobile chipset to feature 10 cores (the first being the Helio X20). Unlike Helio X20, the cluster formation is a bit different and now includes more powerful Cortex A72 cores. The structure includes:

    • 4 Cortex A72 Cores running at 2.5GHz
    • 2 Cortex A72 Cores running at 2.0GHz
    • 2 Cortex A72 Cores running at 1.5GHz
    • 2 Cortex A53 Cores running at 1.0GHz

    Other specs of the Helio X30 chipsets are:

    • 2 x LPDDR4 RAM ePOP (indicating that the SoC will be an ‘all in on package’)
    • Up to 4 GB eMMC 5.1
    • ARM Mali-T880
    • Support up to a 40MP rear camera sensor (that can record videos at that resolution at a steady 24 FPS)

    Just few months ago, Mediatek announced Helio X20 — the world’s first mobile processor with ten processing cores (Deca-core). It is yet to debut in any smartphones and latest rumors suggest Elephone P9000 will be the first smartphone to sport Helio X20 SoC.


    Helio X20 Helio X30
    • 2 Cortex A72 running at 2.5GHz
    • 4 Cortex A53 running at 2.0GHz
    • 4 Cortex A53 running at 1.4GHz
    • 4 Cortex A72 running at 2.5GHz
    • 2 Cortex A72 running at 2.0GHz
    • 2 Cortex A72 running at 1.5GHz
    • 2 Cortex A53 running at 1.0 GHz

    Helio X30 is certainly going to be more powerful than Helio X20 because of the number of more powerful Cortex A72 implemented on the X30 chipset. But, we will have to wait and see if it holds to be true in real word. Both these chipset is rumored to feature in smartphones later this year.