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Mobile is driving
Innovation

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, whether it is connecting with family and friends, enjoying music, taking pictures, shooting video, or exploring the wealth of information available on the internet. This has led to a thirst for ever-longer battery power and an efficient, smooth user experience.

Consumers desire power
and efficiency

A desire for faster data plans, increasingly complex apps, and larger screens capable of supporting higher resolutions requires more efficient chips for smartphones. Yet the advance in battery technology for mobile devices simply isn't keeping pace.

Designing a mobile device is no longer just about perfecting its computing power, design, and user interface; it's about doing all these things while driving far less power consumption and greater efficiency.

Introducing the solution

Enter MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 - the world’s first mobile processor with Tri-Cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores (Deca-core). Delivering extreme computing performance with unmatched power efficiency, the new MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 processor is set to revolutionize the smartphone industry and address the growing global demand for flagship mobile devices.

MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 provides three processor clusters, each designed to more efficiently handle different types of workloads. Much like adding gears to vehicles, dividing the cores into three clusters provides a more efficient allocation of tasks for optimum performance and extended battery life.

It can delegate simple tasks to one cluster of cores, while directing more-complex (and more-power-hungry) tasks to the other clusters. If the smartphone is doing only simple tasks - such as sending text messages or running the calculator - on one cluster, the other clusters can power down, and therefore drive smoother performance and extended battery life.

The benefit of a Tri-Cluster

Learned from the automotive industry

Bad Efficiency

More gears, better fuel efficiency

Better Efficiency

Key features and performance

MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 delivers state-of-the-art camera, display, gaming, and audio features for today’s most demanding apps.

The MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 introduces dual main cameras and features a built-in 3D depth engine as well as multi-scale de-noise engines, for faster response time between shots and unprecedented detail, color, and sharpness, even under extreme conditions.

Display is refreshed at an accelerated 120 frames per second for crisp and responsive scrolling of web content and maps, and uncompromised motion viewing supporting mobile games with high-resolution graphics.

A sensor hub on the embedded ARM Cortex-M4 processor operates on an isolated, low-power domain to support diverse always-on applications, such as MP3 playback and voice activation.



Technical specifications

Highest performance

30% less power
consumption
30%
power
ARM Mali GPU provides stunning graphics and greater performance from MediaTek Helio X10
140%
Higher GPU
Performance
60%
Better Power Performance
Premium Camera

32MP single camera,
3D depth engine built into hardware,
New de-noise / demosaic
hardware for better quality

With 10-bit colour depth and support for
both HEVC / VP9 HW decoding

Embedded ARM Cortex-M4 processor

Supporting low-power applications such as
MP3 playback and speech enhancement

World-mode Modem

LTE Cat-6
Support for carrier
aggregation
C2K with SRLTE
70% improved modem power
compared to MediaTek Helio X10

Meet the MediaTek Helio X family

The MediaTek Helio series is MediaTek’s flagship mobile processor family, targeting the high-end market segment. The MediaTek Helio X Series comprises two product lines: MediaTek Helio X10 and MediaTek Helio X20 / X25. Launched in March 2015, MediaTek Helio X10 is an octa-core solution using a dual-cluster and offers uncompromised multimedia performance. Released recently, MediaTek Helio X20 /25 is our state-of-the art mobile computing solution with 10 processing cores organized in a Tri-Cluster. Although MediaTek Helio X20 / X25 are closely related and belong to a single product line, the X25 benefits from even more extreme performance thanks to further-enhanced CPU & GPU frequencies. For the most advanced multimedia innovations and highest-end features, choose MediaTek Helio X Series.

MediaTek Helio X25

MediaTek Helio X25
Launched: 2016 Q2


CPU configuration:
Up to 2.5Ghz CPU &
850Mhz GPU

MediaTekHelio X20

MediaTek Helio X20
Launched: 2016 Q1


CPU configuration:
Up to 2.3Ghz CPU &
780Mhz GPU

Comparison between MediaTek Helio X20 / 25 variants

  MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X25
Process 20nm 20nm
Apps CPU 2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.1GHz ~ 2.3GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.85GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4GHz
2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.5GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.55GHz
Memory 2x LPDDR3 POP 933MHz up to
4GB eMMC 5.1
2x LPDDR3 POP 933MHz up to
4GB eMMC 5.1
Camera 32MP @ 24fps / 25MP @ 30 fps w/ZSD
Dual ISP w/Improved 3A/denoise /
demonsalc/sharpness/Native3D
32MP @ 24fps / 25MP @ 30 fps w/ZSD
Dual ISP w/Improved 3A/denoise /
demonsalc/sharpness/Native3D
Video Decode 4Kx2K 10 bit 30fps H.264/265/VP9,
30% power improvement
4Kx2K 10 bit 30fps H.264/265/VP9,
30% power improvement
Video Encode 4Kx2K 30fps H.265 w/HDR,
40% power improvement
4Kx2K 30fps H.265 w/HDR,
40% power improvement
Graphics ARM Mali 780MHz ARM Mali 850MHz
Display WQXGA 2560x1600 60fps
FHD 1920x1080 120fps
w/12 HW Blending Layer
WQXGA 2560x1600 60fps
FHD 1920x1080 120fps
w/12 HW Blending Layer
Modem LTE FDD/TDD R11 Cat-6 with 20+20 CA
(300/50Mbps) DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA,EDGE
CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev.A (SRLTE)
LTE/GPS Co-clock Supported
LTE FDD/TDD R11 Cat-6 with 20+20 CA
(300/50Mbps) DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA,EDGE
CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev.A (SRLTE)
LTE/GPS Co-clock Supported
RF Single RF for LTE/WCDMA/TD/EDGE/C2K
14/14 Primary/Diversity RX Ports
Single RF for LTE/WCDMA/TD/EDGE/C2K
14/14 Primary/Diversity RX Ports
Connectivity Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11ac w/throughput up to
280Mbps GPS/Glonass/Beidou
w/ Improved TTFF & Drift, BT/FM
Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11ac w/throughput up to
280Mbps GPS/Glonass/Beidou
w/ Improved TTFF & Drift, BT/FM

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