MWC 2017: MediaTek Helio X30 with Deca-core SoC, PowerVR Graphics Announced to Rival Market Giants

MediaTek Helio X30 with Deca-core SoC, PowerVR Graphics Announced to Rival Market Giants

MediaTek supplies many of its chipsets to Chinese smartphone manufacturers. MediaTek is expected to take on market giants like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Samsung’s Exynos chipsets soon. The recently announced Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra are also powered by MediaTek’s Helio P20 SoC.

At the MWC 2017, the Taiwanese company has announced its latest and most powerful chipset – the Helio X30 chipset, which is an upgraded version of Helio X20.

The MediaTek Helio X20 from last year was the world’s first ten-core processor. Now the Helio X30 SoC, features a deca-core processor built with 10 nm manufacturing process.

The Helio X30 is the third chipset to be built with 10 nm manufacturing process after Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895.

The SoC also includes PowerVR graphics. Compared to the Helio X20, the Helio X30 consumes 50% less power and delivers 35% better performance.

The deca-core processor includes two Cortex A73 processors working at 2.5 GHz, four Cortex A53 processors functioning at 2.2 GHz and four Cortex A35 processors running with a speed of 1.9 GHz. For topnotch graphics, it includes PowerVR 7XTP-MT4 quad-core graphics working at 800 MHz.

The Helio X30 supports up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM at 1866 MHz. It also supports UFS 2.1 storage. The smartphones fueled by Helio X30 will deliver a max display resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.

For photography, the Helio X30 SoC can feature dual 14-bit ISPs to support 16-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual cameras with a recording resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The CorePilot 4.0 technology can determine the power usage and process optimum battery performance at the lowest power. It also features support for Cat. 10 LTE modem.

The MediaTek’s Executive Vice President, Jeffery Ju, and Co-COO confirmed at MWC 2017 that the Helio X30 would be powering less than ten smartphones this year.

It is rumoured that the Vernee Apollo 2 might be the first smartphone that would be featuring the new chipset.