MediaTek announced two new processors in its Helio X series and claims to achieve a new benchmark in user experience. MediaTek is well known to make budget friendly processors which in turn are used in smartphones to keep the cost low.
The Helio X23 and Helio X27(MediaTek 6797X) which comes as an upgrade to the existing Helio X20 series. Like all processor upgrades the new processors also said to have energy saving and performance improvements.
The new processors are designed to cater the latest features in smartphones, like the dual camera setups, and advancements in image processing techniques. MediaTek has already announced the Helio X30, Helio P25, Helio P20 Processors.
Specs Details Features for MediaTek X23 and X27
MediaTek X23 and 27 comes with Decca cores (10 Cores) fabricated in three clusters. The X27 processor comes with Max clock speed of 2.6 GHz and includes 2 Cortex A72, and a pair of Cortex A53 Quad Cores. The X23 processor has a max clock speed of 2.3 GHz.
Specs of MediaTek X23
- 2 Cortex A72 cores with 2.3 GHz clock speed
- 4 cortex A53 cores with 1.85 GHz clock speed
- 4 cortex A53 cores with 1.4 GHz clock speed
Specs of X MediaTek X27
- 2 Cortex A72 cores with 2.6 GHz clock speed
- 4 cortex A53 cores with 2.0 GHz clock speed
- 4 cortex A53 cores with 1.6 GHz clock speed
The GPU used in the MediaTek Helio X23 is same as the one used in the MediaTek Helio X20 – ARM Mali-T880 MP4 clocked at 780 MHz. On the other hand, the Helio X27 comes with ARM Mali-T880MP4 clocked a little [email protected] MHz.
Both The processors are driven by MediaTek core pilot 3.0 technologies, which prioritize workloads to each core based on complexity. This Results in great balancing between power and performance. The processor is manufactured by 20 Nm process, compared to Qualcomm flagship which come with more cutting edge 14 Nm process. While the MediaTek Helio X30, when launches is likely to come with a 10 Nm process.
The GPU too said to deliver 20% performance boost, for better gaming and web browsing experience.
There’s also upgrade for MediaTek’s Imaging ISP technology, in this processor.
The Imagiq ISP (image signal processing) offers special features for dual camera set up like, it delivers real time depth simulation for camera images, improved Digital Zoom by utilizing both the cameras and the ability to distinguish the background and foreground in images.
Apart from these, the ISP also combines PDA focus and laser auto focus simultaneously, resulting in better photography under any lighting conditions. The processor comes with Dual ISP
32 MP @ 24 fps (single camera) or with 13 MP + 13 MP @ 30 fps (dual camera).
Display Support and Improvements
The processors include Miravision energy smart screen function, which optimizes screen power consumption by managing the power based on screen contents. Which means power delivery will be reduced for the screen when there is less screen contents. This said to be lowering the power consumption of screen by 25%. Better handling of RF section.
Like the display, the smartphone’s radio also comes with power optimizations, which dynamically handles voltage supply to RF section, rather than wasting power with fixed voltage supply.
The X25 processor came with the Meizu Pro 6, and performed well in bench marks, scoring 100,159 points which is close to the score of Snapdragon 820(12500 points). We can expect even more performance boost from the X27 processor, which may beat the current benchmark score of Snapdragon 820. But it might not be a match of the Qualcomm fastest Processor Snapdragon 821.
With the Decca core architecture, the MediaTek X25 is already leading the game in Multi-core performance, but MediaTek processors lags in other areas like single core performance, Frame rates etc. Even the new processor doesn’t seem to resolve those matters.
The Helio series processors have ability to handle CPU heavy Apps better than others, but they are weak at offering intensive graphics performance. We hope that the new upgrades will have little improvements in these areas too.
Lenovo has recently launched the Lenovo K8 Note powered by the Helio X23 processor.