Having been known to manufacture processors for budget and mid-range devices, MediaTek is finally gearing up to make its presence felt among high-end segment too. Rumor has it that the company is already set to announce the successor to the world’s first deca-core chipset, the X20, which is yet to hit the market.
If latest reports are to be believed, the Helio X20 would feature the same cluster design as previously seen on the Helio X20. The deca-core chipset is said to include four 2.5 GHz Cortex A72 cores, two 2.0 GHz Cortex A72 cores, two 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 cores and two Cortex A35 cores clocked at 1.0 GHz.
It will be interesting to see the real life performance of a deca-core processor, especially at a time when reducing the number of cores is an ongoing trend. If you remember Apple’s A9X is a dual-core chipset against the previous generation A8X’s tri-core. Even Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 comprises of quad cores in comparison to quad-cores of the Snapdragon 810.
Now the question is, whether sticking with the tri-cluster design will help MediaTek compete against seasoned players such as Qualcomm and Samsung’s Exynos or not.