Helio X30 Details; Competing Against Snapdragon 820
Helio X30 is a step ahead of the X20 and X25 processor and we will be looking at the details of the superior node and coupled GPU. Reports claim that the Helio X30 is being manufactured on the 10nm FinFET node. It will also feature a custom GPU. The Helio X30 will be coming out in the second half of 2017.
Helio X30 is going to have a custom GPU from Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR Series 7. The iPhone 6s and iPad Pro have these GPUs on board, so you get an idea of what kind of graphics power we are talking about here.
Reports also claim that the Helio X30 will support either a Cat.10 or Cat.12 LTE modem. It will also have 8GB of LPDDR4 memory and support UFS 2.1 memory. Helio X30 will be featuring the Cortex-A35.
- 2 x Cortex-A72 cores running at 2.8GHz
- 4 x Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.2GHz
A few days back we talked about Snapdragon 821 and how it was more powerful than the Snapdragon 820. That was some impressive stuff from Qualcomm. We also saw how it was a great time to be in the mobile processor making business. We compared the financials between both Intel and Qualcomm. We saw that Intel was not doing all that well and that Qualcomm has been making a series of licensing deals with China.
The AnTuTu benchmarking scores are as follows:
- Helio X30: 160,000
- Snapdragon 820: 130,000
- Kirin 950: 89,000
- Exynos 7420: 85,000
- Helio X20: 100,000
- Snapdragon 810: 81,000
- Helio X10: 58,000
According to these benchmarks, the upcoming Helio X30 is more powerful than the Snapdragon 820. Did not see that coming did you? Helio X30 production is going to start early 2017 and it will be hitting the market in the second half of 2017. We will tell you more about Helio X30 as more news comes up. Till then we can only wait and see what happens.
What do you think about all this? Is this new mobile processor going to be as good as the numbers say it will? In theory, it beats the Snapdragon 820 but real world performance can be different. Benchmarks just give you an idea, not the real deal. Will it actually beat the Snapdragon 820 in real world performance? We will find out in 2017. Maybe before that. You never know.