A deca-core chipset from Mediatek is in the works, and it’s being dubbed Helio P35. It’s easily pretty solid numerical jump from current best in budget range from the company, the P20.
Last year’s Mediatek high-end chip in X25 wasn’t able to keep up with the competition from Qualcomm’s high end offering, the Snapdragon 820 — which also has a successor lined up in Snapdragon 835 processor, expected to power many flagship phones this year. On the other hand Mediatek was able to gain market share in lower end smartphones, thanks to P20, but even that couldn’t be said as stellar success as Qualcomm had good hold of the market with its SD650/652/653 processors.
Mediatek Helio P35 Specs [Leaked]
The P35, new 10-core SoC from Mediatek, is similar in specifications to the 10 core X30. Featuring two A73 cores at 2.2GHz and supporting up to 10GB of RAM and Cat 10 LTE, the P35 looks to be very powerful. The graphics included with this chipset is the Mali G71 GPU.
The Cat 10 LTE modem will allow download speeds of up to 450 Mbps. The chipset also supports UFS2.1, boasting speeds of up to 800Mbps which is thrice the performance of eMMC 5.1 which is the common storage solution of most OEMs today.
The P35 chip comes with the upgraded Pump Express 3.0 which is similar to Qualcomm’s Quick Charge and boasts a charge rate of 0 to 70% in 20 minutes. In terms of specifications, the P35 can be compared to the newly announced Snapdragon 660 from Qualcomm, which will be the successor to the 650 present in many popular phones of this year.