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MWC 2016 | MediaTek unveils the Helio P20 SoC

MediaTek Helio P20 is 25 percent more efficient than P10
MediaTek Helio P10 gets a successor
This new 16 nm ultra-power saving chip is the world's first SoC to support LPDDR4X memory, being 25 percent more efficient than the Helio P10 as well.

MediaTek announce the Helio P20 SoC in Barcelona, at this year's Mobile World Congress. As the direct successor of the mid-range Helio P10, this new chip promises to be 25 percent more efficient than it, but is also the world's first chip that offers support for low power double data rate memory (LPDDR4X).

MediaTek Helio P20 has a True Octa-Core architecture that uses ARM Cortex-A53 cores with speeds up to 2.3 GHz, combined with the new Mali T880 graphics unit. This mobile GPU is currently the fastest one offered by ARM, running at 900 MHz and providing excellent performance for games and demanding video apps.

Additional features and capabilities include LTE Cat.6 with 2x20 carrier aggregation at 300/50 Mbps data speeds, dual-SIM dual-standby, as well as the exclusive MediaTek Imagiq Image Signal Processor also employed by the Helio X20 that improves camera usage and the quality of video footage and still images.

According to MediaTek, the first commercial devices powered by the Helio P20 are expected to hit the market in the second half of the year.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-22 (Update: 2016-02-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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