Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hands on Helio x20 dev board

Mobile is driving Innovation

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, whether it is connecting with family and friends, enjoying music, taking pictures, shooting video, or exploring the wealth of information available on the internet. This has led to a thirst for ever-longer battery power and an efficient, smooth user experience. 

Consumers desire power and efficiency

A desire for faster data plans, increasingly complex apps, and larger screens capable of supporting higher resolutions requires more efficient chips for smartphones. Yet the advance in battery technology for mobile devices simply isn't keeping pace.

Designing a mobile device is no longer just about perfecting its computing power, design, and user interface; it's about doing all these things while driving far less power consumption and greater efficiency.

I'am sure Mediatek take the pride ins announcing the solution

MediaTek helio X20 / X25 - the world’s first mobile processor with Tri-Cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores (Deca-core). Delivering extreme computing performance with unmatched power efficiency, the new MediaTek helio X20 / X25 processor is set to revolutionize the smartphone industry and address the growing global demand for flagship mobile devices.

MediaTek helio X20 / X25 provides three processor clusters, each designed to more efficiently handle different types of workloads. Much like adding gears to vehicles, dividing the cores into three clusters provides a more efficient allocation of tasks for optimum performance and extended battery life.

It can delegate simple tasks to one cluster of cores, while directing more-complex (and more-power-hungry) tasks to the other clusters. If the smartphone is doing only simple tasks - such as sending text messages or running the calculator - on one cluster, the other clusters can power down, and therefore drive smoother performance and extended battery life.

Performance is  the Key features 

MediaTek helio X20 / X25 delivers state-of-the-art camera, display, gaming, and audio features for today’s most demanding apps.

The MediaTek helio X20 / X25 introduces dual main cameras and features a built-in 3D depth engine as well as multi-scale de-noise engines, for faster response time between shots and unprecedented detail, color, and sharpness, even under extreme conditions.

Display is refreshed at an accelerated 120 frames per second for crisp and responsive scrolling of web content and maps, and uncompromised motion viewing supporting mobile games with high-resolution graphics.

A sensor hub on the embedded ARM Cortex-M4 processor operates on an isolated, low-power domain to support diverse always-on applications, such as MP3 playback and voice activation.

The MediaTek helio series is MediaTek’s flagship mobile processor family, targeting the high-end market segment. The MediaTek helio X Series comprises two product lines: MediaTek helio X10 and MediaTek helio X20 / X25. Launched in March 2015, MediaTek helio X10 is an octa-core solution using a dual-cluster and offers uncompromised multimedia performance. Released recently, MediaTek helio X20 /25 is our state-of-the art mobile computing solution with 10 processing cores organized in a Tri-Cluster. Although MediaTek helio X20 / X25 are closely related and belong to a single product line, the X25 benefits from even more extreme performance thanks to further-enhanced CPU & GPU frequencies. For the most advanced multimedia innovations and highest-end features, choose MediaTek helio X Series.

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