MediaTek Unveils Deca-Core Helio X25 SoC with 2.5GHz CPU, Exclusive to Meizu Pro 6
MediaTek has just unveiled the Helio X25, a faster version of their 10-core Helio X20 chip. The new Helio X25 boasts a 2.5GHz clock speed compared to the predecessor’s 2.3GHz for the Cortex-A72 performance cluster, and and 850MHz instead of 780MHz for the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.
Developed with assistance from the Chinese electronics firm Meizu, the new SoC will be exclusive to the Pro 6, the Meizu’s next flagship smartphone set to arrive in a few months. In addition, MediaTek announced that the first Helio X20 phones will hit shelves as soon as next month, though we don’t know as to which phones will have X20 on board.
On technical front, both the Helio X20 and X25 are built on top of a tri-cluster CPU architecture. This means 10 cores are grouped into three separate clusters, which allow for 30 percent less power consumption than conventional dual-cluster CPUs, while offering 15 percent more computational power than the competition.
The Helio X25 SoC is part MediaTek’s Helio X20 family which is a direct competitor to Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 chipset. The Helio X20 series of chips features some cool features including SilkSwipe which boosts touchscreen response; Imagiq ISP which supports 3D camera sensors; and MiraVision CrystalView which delivers slick 120fps video for much better VR experience.