MediaTek had introduced the Helio X20 Soc in May this year and it was the first processor for mobiles to have 10 cores. No mobile featuring the Helio X20 has been released yet but it is expected that the Xiaomi may use this MediaTek chip in its Mi Note successor. It doesn’t seem likely that the new Helio X20 will be used in mobile devices in 2015. Devices using the chip will probably start releasing in early 2016 but before that, MediaTek has already unveiled another new chip Helio P10 at the Computex.
Although Helio P10 is less powerful compared to Helio X20, it is more robust, efficient and offers a ”premium performance”. It is a 28nm chip having eight 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores which could be clocked at 2GHz. It falls somewhere between the X10 and the X20 chips in terms of CPU. Although Cortex-A57 cores are more powerful than Cortex-A53 cores, the A53s will help to prolong your battery life.
Helio P10 features a 700MHz dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 graphics processor and Cat 6 LTE world mode support with up to 300 Mbps down speed and 50 Mbps up speed with career aggregation which is not available in X10.
The P10 also has the integrated TrueBright ISP engine which supports the “ultra-sensitive” RWWB optical sensors. MediaTek claims that these RWWB sensors capture two times the light captured by conventional RGB sensors and also provide a better color resolution.
The Helio P10 offers HiFi audio performance that has a rating of 110dB SNR and -95dB THD due to which device manufacturers won’t have to add a separate audio chip. Other useful feature of MediaTek’s P10 is that its MiraVision 2.0 will offer a smoother 60 fps FHD display, an efficient BluLight defender mode for reducing eye fatigue and an Ultradimming mode for night reading.
MediaTek has disclosed that it will start the shipping of Helio P10 chip in the third quarter of 2015 and we can expect the first device to surface by late 2015 which will be before the X20 device makes an appearance.