During this first part of the year, we have seen how Helio P10 has been a popular choice among the biggest brands, like Sony Xperia XA, HTC A9S, Oppo R9 and P9 PLUS, Meizu M3 Note, Meizu MAX and others.
Now, MTK is releasing the successor of the P10, the Helio P20, with an increase in frequency on the 8 Cortex A53 cores. The performance cluster is now clocked in at 2.3GHz instead of 2.0, with a 20% higher performance. On the GPU side, the Mali T860MP2 has been upgraded to a T880MP2 and clocks have been raised 200MHz to 900MHz, for a 25% upgrade over P10.
The multimedia blocks see some enhancement in their capabilities and can now decode and encode in 4K. The ISP has also seen upgrades and now has more processing power to support up to 24MP single cameras or 13+13MP dual cameras. Finally, the biggest news here is that the P20 is manufactured on a 16nm FinFET node, for lower power consumption and less heat.
P20 is a very recent SoC and for UMi it was possible to adopt it so early because the company has earned trust and confidence from MTK thanks to the quality of their last products, and therefore got chosen to be the first brand launching a phone with Helio P20, which we know has the codename of UMi Plus Extreme.
According to UMi official Facebook, which confirmed the news, it’s going to be an extremely upgraded version of UMi Plus, which is currently available for pre-order at their website for 179.99USD. As we said, It will feature Helio P20, being the first one ever to adopt it, but also a massive 6GB of RAM LPDDR4, Android 7, 64GB of internal storage and a price tag of 299.99$ as far as we know.