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MediaTek plans 10-core Helios X20 chipset mass production by year end

Earlier this year, MediaTek announced its silicon roadmap in order to shake up the competition bay which mostly includes Samsung and Qualcomm. That initial buzz of the 10-core and 12-core Helios chipsets may have felt like a goof while octa-core chips are just setting their foot. But by the year end, we may expect to see a 10-core chipset.

MediaTek showed its 10-core Helios X20 to select handset makers such as Xiaomi, Vivo, and other select members yesterday at a special event. The 10-cores loaded Helios X20 SoC may shatter the synthetic benchmarks but we are yet to share any light about the power-management in real-world situations.

The Taiwanese chip market plans to make the Helios X20 hit the production floors by the end of this year, stated a Chinese analyst over a microblogging social network -Weibo. So we can expect the 10-core Helios X20 based smartphones only by early next year.

In the mean time, the existing breed of 64-bit True Octa-core chipsets are being used in flagship level smartphones such as the HTC One M9+ and others.

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