After introducing the Helio X and Helio P family of processors, Mediatek has unveiled a new addition to the X series, the Helio X20. What makes this processor particularly interesting is the fact that it is a 10-core chipset, something that is unheard-of until now. While quad-core processors are slowly being replaced by octa-core chips, 10-core processors will probably be the norm in the coming future.
Other than the fact that the new Helio X20 is a 10-core processor, not much has been revealed by Mediatek yet. The company did, however, mention that the Helio X20 managed to get a whopping score of more than 70,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark test.
To put the AnTuTu benchmark score of the Helio X20 into perspective, in our review of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – which are powered by an Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, both of the devices only achieved scores in the region of 60,000.
Of course, as the Mediatek Helio X20 processor is essentially newer than the Exynos 7420, the higher benchmark score is to be expected to a certain extent. Mediatek’s decision to move on to a 10-core processor might just push Samsung and Qualcomm to produce something similar as well.