MediaTek announced today two new chipsets for its high powered Helio X2x line. The Helio X23 and Helio X27 both feature a deca-core CPU that is created using MediaTek’s tri-cluster setup. Both come with two high powered Cortex A-72 cores and two sets of four low powered Cortex-A53 cores. The CPU on the Helio X27 chipset features a 2.6GHz clock speed compared with a slower 2.5GHz clock speed on the Helio X25 SoC.
The new Helio X23 SoC and Helio X27 SoC both support dual camera setups, something that we are seeing more and more of in MediaTek’s main markets. Speaking of photography, MediaTek’s Imagiq image signal-processing solution will “integrate color and mono cameras and depth-of-field applications into a single ISP aimed at both quality and functionality for photography.” The Huawei P9, for example, has a dual camera setup on its back that uses one color camera and one that shoots in monochrome. The pictures come out looking sharper this way.
Both new chips will save 25% on the consumption of power normally required to drive the display. The MiraVision EnergySmart Screen technology reduces energy consumption by 25%. And the Envelope Tracking Module matches the output voltage to the power amplifier’s signal strength. This results in a 15% saving in power consumption during peak operating periods.
MediaTek says that the Helio X23 and Helio X27 will be found inside new handsets soon.