In keeping with its current product development path, as well as naming convention, MediaTek expanded its "P" family of chipsets with a new model - the Helio P20, expected to come to consumer devices in the second half of 2016.
It is an all-around upgrade over the Helio P10, with a big focus on improved power efficiency. The chip promises to draw around 25% less power than its sibling while also upping performance. This is achieved through the use of an octa-core ARM Cortex A53 setup, running at clocks up to 2.3GHz. Graphics come courtesy of the new Mali T800, running at a speedy 900 MHz, which is currently the most powerful GPU offer by ARM. The package is complete with support for low-power double data-rate random access memory (LPDDR4X), which is a world first in a mobile chip.
The latter technology comes with an estimated 70% increase in bandwidth and 50% less power consumption over LPDDR3, achieved in part by lowering its operating voltage to 0.6v. Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek commented on the Helio P20, saying:
MediaTek designed the MediaTek Helio P20 to meet today’s consumer demand for sleek and powerful yet highly power-efficient mobile devices ... Consumers place increasing importance on the battery life and multimedia capabilities of their smartphones. MediaTek has risen to this challenge with a leading solution.
Other specs on the Helio P20 include support for up to two FullHD displays, working at 60 fps. ISP support is also impressive, capable of handling a maximum of one 24MP shooter, or a 13MP plus 13MP dual setup and video recording up to 4Kx2K resolutions at 30FPS. Connectivity is covered by Cat.6 LTE and 2x20 carrier aggregation at up to 300Mbps down/50Mbps up data speeds and Dual-SIM plus Dual Standby support. There is also Wi-Fi ac, GPS/Glonass/Beidou, Bluetooth and FM radio.
That's understandable, but Android is still at the point where the more powerful a processor is the faster Android runs. Even if it doesn't technically use the full power of the processor.
Yes i agree. But what point is there having sd820 cpu if you dont use phone/phablet to the max potential? In this case it is the same if you have mt cpu or snapdragon. If real racing uses 6cores and lots of ram in gpu and phone i know some chipsets...
A53 isn't even in the same category as the A72.