MediaTek has managed to improve their mobile chips quite a bit in the last couple of years. The company’s SoCs were quite popular last year, tons of devices (mainly in Asia) were powered by their processors, and 2016 might be even better for the company in that regard. The Helio X20 64-bit deca-core processor is going to be available to OEMs soon, which means we should start seeing Helio X20-powered smartphone out in the market rather soon.
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That being said, it seems like Helio X10 has been having some issues lately. The Helio X10 (MT6795) is one of MediaTek’s best and best-known SoCs to date. This processor has been used by a ton of manufacturers thus far, including Meizu, Xiaomi, HTC… and a number more. The Helio X10 is a 64-bit octa-core processor, and it’s a really good SoC overall, this was actually MediaTek’s flagship processor for 2015. Some users have been having Wi-Fi issues with phones which are fueled by this SoC, and MediaTek has finally decided to officially say what’s what. This Taiwan-based company has said that hardware is not to blame for Wi-Fi issues, they’re caused by software. The company said that the fix is actually quite simple, and that you’ll need to update your phone in order to fix issues (if you have them at all). That’s pretty much it really, the problem has been solved.
Now, Helio X20 will be one of the best processors this year, but will it be able to compete with the likes of Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890? Well, that’s something we’ll find out throughout the year, Helio X20 is plenty powerful, even though Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 beat MediaTek’s offering in benchmarks, at least leaked ones. A number of smartphone manufacturers are rumored to use the Helio X20, which was to be expected considering this is a direct successor to the Helio X10, and it is significantly more affordable than the competition. Helio X20 looks more than promising, and we do believe that it will be a worthy replacement. Either way, we’ll report back if any new info surfaces, stay tuned.