MediaTek unveils world’s first 10-core processor for devices

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MediaTek popularly known for making processors found in budget smartphones are set to drop a deca-core processor called the Helio X20. MediaTek claimed it’s the ‘world’s first mobile processor with tri-cluster CPU architecture’ and features 10-cores.

The tri-cluster CPU architecture simply means the 10 cores are shared into 3 compartments (see graphic below) or clusters, with each cluster designed to efficiently handle different tasks. The first cluster has two ARM Cortex-A72 cores (clocked at 2.5GHz for extreme performance), and two other clusters have four ARM Cortex-A53 cores (one clocked at 2GHz for normal tasks, and the other clocked at 1.4GHz for lighter processes) each.


The new Helio X20 comes with support for 32-megapixel single camera, better graphics processing, 4k and 2k video capture, and better 3D gaming performance. It also supports new multimedia codecs like HEVC and VP9 HW- marked improvement on the older Helio X10.

MediaTek-Helio X20

This comes as MediaTek’s response to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 series, found in majority of flagships released this year except for the Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge that uses homemade Exynos 7 series processors. The firm confirmed the Helio X20 will be sampled by the 3rd quarter of 2015, and would start appearing in devices by the end of the year.





  1. We aint seen nothing yet.I pity those complaining about 4gb,8gb ram on smartphones.Thank you jare Mediatek.

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  3. To all those praising them, I hope you know no phone carrying this will cost under 60k?

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