MediaTek Helio X20 is a deca-core chip, with two ARM Cortex-A72, four Cortex-A53 and four 2GHz Cortex-A53 1.4GHz, with Mali T880 graphics. Presented a year ago, is still one of the few processors with 10 cores for the mobile devices: to test it, you can just buy one of the latest generation Chinese smartphone (all latest models and more powerful this feature) or opt for a new desired solution and made by MediaTek.
The chip maker unveiled a new single board called Helio X20 Development Board.
The board is based on 96Boards standards, so it should be compatible with all devices and other add-ons designed for any dev-board that meets 96Boards specifications. MediaTek Helio X20 Development Board has 2GB of RAM, 8GB of eMMC 5.1 storage expandable with a microSD card reader, an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, a micro USB, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. It also comes in 60-pin and 40-pin expansion header, in addition to a 16-pin analog connector for a headset, speaker and FM antenna.
Marshmallow Android 6.0 is the operating system supported by the board, at least as stated by MediaTek, and there is no reference to compatibility with other OS. Probably you can still install them, but not officially. At launch MediaTek Helio X20 Development Board will be available only in China, but it would seem that its distribution is set to expand in the coming weeks / months. The price is not yet known.
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