MediaTek is out for the kill in 2016 with the launch of its Helio X20 MT6797 chipset, the world’s first 10 core processor. Helio X20 MT6797 will be taking on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, Samsung’s Exynos 8890, and Huawei’s Kirin 950 chipset.
For the first time, MediaTek Helio X20 MT6797 was found powering a device from Taiwan which most probably will be a HTC handset. In addition to MT6797 chipset, the unknown device was equipped with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, featuring 21MP rear and 13MP front facing camera along with Android Marshmallow out of the box.
As far as performance is concerned it is expected to be on par with Kirin 950 chipset. In the AnTuTu benchmark, the chip managed to score around 85,630 points. That’s similar to the scores posted by Kirin 950. On geekbench database Kirin 950 clocking 1.8 GHz obtained 1870 points whereas Helio X20 clocking 1.4 GHz obtained 2200 points, so MT6797 has its own advantages.
That being said, Helio X20 will enter the mass production in first quarter which means this chip powered devices will most likely hit the market around the same time as Snapdragon 820 powered devices.
Another thing to note is that Meizu’s purported next flagship device MX6 will be the first handset to be powered by Helio X20. Other specifications of the device include 1080P display, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, and running on Android 6.0.