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MediaTek launches processor with tri-cluster CPU architecture and 10-cores

Smartphone users now want more battery life without compromising on the performance of their device. It can be achieved by using a more powerful processor and a bigger battery. But, is there a better solution that this? Yes, MediaTek has now launched a 10 Core tri cluster processor which has the solution to this rising demand.

The new Helio X20 SoC features support for smartphone/ tablet displays having a refresh rate of 120Hz. The new Soc offers support for 32-megapixel single camera with 24fps and 25-megapixel with 30fps.  What more ?  It packs 3D depth engine built into hardware and also sports new de-noise and demosaic hardware that gives enhanced  image quality. It also offers support to 10-bit colour depth, and both HEVC and VP9 HW decoding.

MediaTek says that its new Helio X20 is the ‘world’s first mobile processor with tri-cluster CPU architecture’ and features 10-cores. The tri-cluster CPU architecture is made up of three processor clusters. Mediatek  says that each cluster each is designed to handle different types of workloads with greater efficiency. The MediaTek Helio X20 sports one cluster of two ARM Cortex-A72 cores (clocked at 2.5GHz for extreme performance), and two clusters of four ARM Cortex-A53 cores (one cluster clocked at 2GHz for medium loads, one clocked at 1.4GHz for low load activities). This technology will deliver hassle free performance and more battery life. The different tasks are being divided among the three clusters. So, when you are doing low load activity like messaging then 1.4Ghz cores cluster will take the charge and the other two clusters will have a break. While, when you are playing some big games on your device , it’s the turn for the 2.5Ghz performance core cluster to boost up.It is being expected  to feature in the gadgets by end of this year.

MediaTek processor powered Xolo Prime was launched recently at a price of  Rs. 5,699 in India.  IT features a 4.5-inch IPS display with (480×854 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 218ppi. It measures 135x68x9.5mm. The handset is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor along with 1GB of RAM and Mali 400 MP GPU. The smartphone offers  8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD. The handset sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, there is also 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. The Xolo Prime is backed by a 1800mAh battery. The Connectivity options of the device are  GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, 3G,  Bluetooth v4.0, Micro-USB 2.0 and GPS/ A-GPS .

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