During this first part of the year, we saw how Helio P10 is a popular choice among the biggest brands. Sony Xperia XA, HTC A9S, Oppo R9, Meizu M3 Note and others use the SoC. In particular Oppo R9 has been an absolute bestseller in China this year. As for UMi a China smartphone maker maining target to Europe market, UMi Super and UMi Plus got success abroad.
Now, MTK is releasing the successor of the P10, the Helio P20. It has an increased frequency on the 8 Cortex A53 cores. The performance cluster is now clocked in at 2.3GHz instead of 2.0, with a 20% higher performance. On the GPU side, the Mali T860MP2 has been upgraded to a T880MP12 and clocks have been raised. A 200MHz bump to 900MHz, for a 25% upgrade over P10.
The multimedia blocks see some enhancement in their capabilities and can now decode and encode in 4K. The ISP has also seen upgrades and now has more processing power to support up to 24MP single cameras or 13+13MP dual cameras. Finally, the biggest news here is that the P20 is manufactured on a 16nm FinFET node. This way, lower power consumption and less heat are achieved.
Helio P20 is a very recent SoC and MTK trusted UMi to make the first device with it. UMi seems to have earned trust and confidence from MTK thanks to the quality of their last products. Therefore picked UMi to be the first brand launching a phone with Helio P20. Its the UMi Plus Extreme that we informed you about here.
According to UMi official Facebook, it’s going to be an extremely upgraded version of UMi Plus. The Plus is currently available for pre-order at their website for $179.99. As we said, UMi Plus Extreme will feature Helio P20, being the first one ever to adopt it, but also a massive 6GB of RAM LPDDR4, Android 7, 64GB of internal storage and probably a price tag of $299.99.