Initially scheduled for December 2015, the first smartphone Mediatek Helio X20 are slightly late and presumably will come in the second quarter of 2016. A difference of three months that will not allow MediaTek to anticipate the wave of super phones Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 but that It does not affect a possible success by those who remain the first deca-core processors for smartphones.
The market, in fact, especially in the mid-range, can not do without these new chips that respond to certain needs (industry and users) is not yet satisfied. The size and resolution of the screens of smartphones are growing exponentially: for granted the full HD resolution now banking on display in Ultra Definition but these panels have significantly higher consumption and pose a challenge for producers forced to stay more and more capacious battery within frames increasingly thinner.
Mediatek, as chipmaker, obviously can not solve problems related to the display and the efficiency of the batteries but it can help reduce consumption of SoC to allow more energy to the other components. With the new processors Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core, the Taiwanese House has adopted a tri-cluster approach that promises less waste of resources and provision of benefits more granular.
With three groups of core performance increasing, Mediatek estimated that consumption could be reduced by 30% thereby allowing new smartphones with large displays to have a longer battery autonomy without resorting to bulky. The recipe for the Mediatek Helio X20 provides two core ARM Cortex A72 to 2.5GH, 4 core ARM Cortex A53 2.0GHz and 4 cores at 1.4GHz ARM Cortex A53 architecture big.Medium.LITTLE accompanied by 4GB of memory (max ) LPDDR3 POP, but there is already talk of a Helio X30 high performance consists of four sets of core, 4-core ARM Cortex A72 2.5GHz, 2 ARM Cortex A72 cores at 2.0GHz, two 1.5GHz Cortex A53 and Cortex 2 A53 1.0GHz!
Besides tri-cluster architecture to improve performance without increasing power consumption, the other pillar of the new processors Mediatek Helio X20 is the picture quality thanks to a dual-integrated ISP that allows you to support sensors up to 32MP.
The room has become one of the most used features of smartphones, in some cases even the main function as demonstrated by the many terminals presented in recent months and designed specifically for photography and selfie, and then becomes a fundamental image processor that can reinforce this trend.
The processor Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core has a focus on energy efficiency and multimedia
And the new ISP Imagiq processors Helio X20 was dedicated demo area Mediatek at CES 2016. For the first time was shown a prototype smartphone with Mediatek Helio X20 intended to illustrate some of the strengths of Imagiq, which is a key component of the new SoC although a back seat because of the outcry over deca-core architecture.
By designing the ISP Imagiq, Mediatek had two objectives: to allow photographic experience with professional-level functionality inhale or inherited from Reflex (DSLR) and enable support for multi-sensor. It comes directly from the world of professional photography, in fact, the new Dual Autofocus PD (Phase Detection) that can ensure accurate focus at the individual pixels and at the same time faster than 4 times the AF commonly in use on smartphones.
Moreover, thanks to a calculation engine DOF (Depth Of Field) integrated in the ISP Imagiq, the SoC Helio X20 are able to support 3D cameras or two sensors side by side for applying effects related to the depth of field in real-time. The demo at CES 2016 Mediatek was precisely applying real-time a pleasant bokeh effect image simulating a low focal ratio, up to