MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 Release and Features and First Smartphone Meizu Pro 6 is announced

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Since MediaTek has released its high-mid range smartphone chip, MT6755 Helio P10 and MT6795 Helio X10, and many top phone brands has used the two Helio series chips for flagship smartphone, this chipset manufacturer’s ambition for high-end chips becomes obvious. So MediaTek announced the first deca-core SoC of MT6797 Helio X20 last year, and just yesterday on March 16, 2016, MediaTek hold a release event for MT6797 Helio X20 and its enhanced edition MT6797T Helio X25, along with the features the two chips, in Shenzhen, where is the largest center of smartphone manufacturing and location of most top Chinese phone brands. It is said that the first smartphones with MT6797 Helio X20 chip will be released in upcoming April soon and the first smartphone with MT6797T Helio X25 is confirmed to be Meizu Pro 6.

To let you know more about MT6797 Helio X20 and MT6797T Helio X25, let’s review the specs and features of the deca-core processor.

SoC

MediaTek Helio X20 MT6797

MediaTek Helio X25 MT6797T

Process

20nm

20nm

Apps CPU

2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.3GHz  4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0GHz 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4GHz

2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.5GHz  4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0GHz 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4GHz

Memory

2x LPDDR3 POP 933MHz up to 4GB eMMC 5.1

2x LPDDR3 POP 933MHz up to 4GB eMMC 5.1

Camera

32MP @ 24fps / 25MP @ 30 fps w/ZSD Dual ISP w/Improved 3A/denoise / demonsalc/sharpness/Native3D

32MP @ 24fps / 25MP @ 30 fps w/ZSD Dual ISP w/Improved 3A/denoise / demonsalc/sharpness/Native3D

Video Decode

4Kx2K 10 bit 30fps H.264/265/VP9, 30% power improvement

4Kx2K 10 bit 30fps H.264/265/VP9, 30% power improvement

Video Encode

4Kx2K 30fps H.265 w/HDR, 40% power improvement

4Kx2K 30fps H.265 w/HDR, 40% power improvement

Graphics

ARM Mali-T880 GPU of 780MHz

ARM Mali-T880 GPU of 850MHz

Display

WQXGA 2560x1600 60fps FHD 1920x1080 120fps w/12 HW Blending Layer

WQXGA 2560x1600 60fps FHD 1920x1080 120fps w/12 HW Blending Layer

Modem

LTE FDD/TDD R11 Cat-6 with 20+20 CA (300/50Mbps) DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA,EDGE CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev.A (SRLTE) LTE/GPS Co-clock Supported

LTE FDD/TDD R11 Cat-6 with 20+20 CA (300/50Mbps) DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA,EDGE CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev.A (SRLTE) LTE/GPS Co-clock Supported

RF

Single RF for LTE/WCDMA/TD/EDGE/C2K 14/14 Primary/Diversity RX Ports

Single RF for LTE/WCDMA/TD/EDGE/C2K 14/14 Primary/Diversity RX Ports

Connectivity

Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11ac w/throughout up to 280Mbps GPS/Glonass/Beidou w/ Improved TTFF & Drift, BT/FM

Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11ac w/throughout up to 280Mbps GPS/Glonass/Beidou w/ Improved TTFF & Drift, BT/FM

The differences between MT6797 Helio X20 and MT6797T Helio X25 is the clock speed of CPU and GPU, and the performance and consumption optimization. The utmost clock speed of MT6797 Helio X20 CPU is 2.3GHz, which is upgraded to 2.5GHz for MT6797 Helio X25 CPU. The clock speed of GPU is upgraded from 780MHz of MT6797 Helio X20 to 850MHz of MT6797T Helio X25. Comparing the two deca-core SoC, MT6797T Helio X25 has a better performance and lower consumption than MT6797 Helio X20, introduced by Mr Zhou, the CTO of MediaTek.

And there are some advanced technologies and great features in MT6797 Helio X20 and MT6797T Helio X25.

MT6797 Helio X20 Specs

Performance Feature

According to the benchmark performance score on GeekBench, the MT6797 Helio X20 has a score up to 2100 points for single-core and the multi-score is up to 7000 points, more than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820.

Multimedia Feature

Besides the special architecture design, MT6797 Helio X20 has a good performance in multimedia. This deca-core processor supports dual camera and dual ISP and pictures up to 32MP. Imagiq ISP is the most fascinating feature of MT6797 Helio X20 and Helio X25.

MT6797 Helio X20 dual camera

Just on the release event of MT6797 Helio X20 and MT6797T Helio X25, many well-known Chinese phone makers indicates that they will use the deca-core processor for their upcoming new smartphones in 2016, like OPPO, Qiku 360 LeEco (formerly LeTV) and Meizu. And Meizu has confirmed the upcoming Meizu Pro 6 will be first smartphone to sport MT6797T Helio X25 chip. For now, we know some specifications of Meizu Pro 6, including: MT6797T Helio X25 SoC of 2.5GHz clock speed, 5.5 inch 1080P FHD display with pressure sensor, fingerprint scanner, metal body. The estimated storage is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which is the mainstream of most big storage smartphone released in 2016.

Meizu Pro 6 Release

How do you think MT6797 Helio X20 and MT6797T Helio X25? What's your opinion about Meizu Pro 6? Please leave your comments below.

Smartphone Release , Meizu Pro 6 , Helio X20 , Helio X25 , MT6797 , MT6797T , MT6797T Phone , MT6797 Helio X20 smartphone , deca-core smartphone

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