It’s not only Qualcomm that have a considerable market share in the smartphone industry, but Mediatek also caters to many devices. Many Android devices run on MediaTek chipsets. In order to compete against the new chips from Qualcomm, it appears MediaTek is also testing some new chips. Already leaked, Mediatek MT6779 has appeared on the Geekbech benchmark with model number k79v1_64.
At the benchmark, MT6779 scored a significant score of 2025 on a single core test and managed to get 6831 on multi-core tests. If we compare it, then it is 35% higher than Helio P60 scores (MT6771). The new chipset carries eight different cores with the frequency of 2.0 GHz. Even though the serial number of the processor is speculating it to be the Cortex A75. Well, it can be said that a Cortex A75 processor would power it.
As per the official stats from the ARM, Cortex manufacturer, then it has a 34% increase in performance in comparison with its predecessor A73. Aggregating all things in place, then it can be said that MTK MT 6779 will be the first chip to use Cortex A75. It will further allow the MediaTek to ditch the old A73 architecture.
As of now, only Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Samsung’s Exynos 9820 uses a couple of A75 cores in its architecture.
It is giving us another hint that the upcoming Mediatek MT6779 will be the new 7nm based Helio X40. It gained another 1000 points in the multiple core tests and single core, and it just headed 200 points ahead of the predecessor. Even though, we managed to find very minimal improvement in the comparison between the speculated Helio X40 and Helio X30 performance.
Well, currently nothing is confirmed but based on the facts it seems to be Helio X40 running Cortex A75 cores. Based on the scores it feels like a mid-range product for mid-range devices is coming soon.