Here comes a new pair of chipsets from Chinese SoC manufacturer MediaTek – the Helio X23 and X27. As the successor to the X20 and X25, respectively, the Helio X23 and X27 are expected to appear in devices next year.
Building on the previous gen’s success, the new SoCs are still in a tri-cluster, deca-core configuration, and are still based on a 20nm fabrication process. MediaTek also retains ARM’s Mali-T880 GPUs from the previous gen for the new duo. Maximum RAM for these chipsets is at 4GB.
The Helio X23 and X27 have support for WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolutions at 60fps, FHD (1920 x 1080) resolutions at 120fps with 12HZ Blending layers. MediaTek’s MiraVision EnergySmart Screen and Envelope Tracking Module technologies are also in the mix, boasting improved power efficiency for the chipsets.
As for actual performance, and how they stack compared to the older generation, and the current competitors, we’ll have to wait for more details from benchmarkers. Stay tuned.