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MediaTek announces new Helio X23 and X27 deca-core processors

MediaTek has announced two more deca-core mobile processors, the Helio X23 and X27, and both will be included in smartphones in the near future.

Published onDecember 1, 2016

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MediaTek continues to expand its family of mobile processors with two more additions. The company announced today their new Helio X23 and X27 chips, which join the previously launched X20 and X25 deca-core processors.

MediaTek Helio X25 developed exclusively for the Meizu Pro 6

Both of these new Helio chips have the same setup with two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, and two sets of four ARM Cortex-A53 cores. In addition, the Helio X27 processors also have a clock speed of 2.6GHz, which is higher compared to the earlier Helio X25 and its 2.5GHz clock speed.

Both of the new Helio chips from MediaTek support the use of dual cameras in smartphones, combined with the use of the company’s Imagiq image signal-processing solution. It says it will “integrate color and mono cameras and depth-of-field applications into a single ISP aimed at both quality and functionality for photography.” The new processors also support the MiraVision EnergySmart Screen technology, which is designed to save energy on smartphone displays. MediaTek claims it offers a 25-percent reduction in display energy consumption compared to other methods.

MediaTek claims that the  Helio X23 and X27 processors will begin appearing inside smartphones “soon” but it did not offer any specifics on when the first mobile devices will be released with the new chips.