MediaTek company is still struggling to get closer and closer to the popularity of Snapdragon processors, and it’s something they’re achieving slowly, but steadily. After a couple of years, we now know that the MediaTek processors would return to the new Xiaomi phones that we will surely see this year, as in the case of the Xiaomi Mi A2’s CPU.
A few weeks ago, we were echoing which manufacturers were going to rely on MediaTek’s new Helio P60 processor, including Xiaomi, now we know that MediaTek’s most powerful mid-range processor will also be on Chinese mobile phones.
Xiaomi has always been one of the most trusted companies in MediaTek, in fact the optimization of its MIUI layer with its processors has always worked very well, and has been a big part of the success of the Chinese company’s mid-range range in recent years. But since 2016, no processor from this manufacturer has been seen among Xiaomi mobiles, something that is likely to change in 2018. All according to information coming from China and originating from the CEO of the Asian firm.
This would have seen in the potential of MediaTek’s new mid-range processors a good opportunity to re-engage with the processor manufacturer. And all the information points to the fact that the Xiaomi Mi 6X and Xiaomi Mi A2 would be the new processors. Two processors, the Helio P60 and P70, have shown excellent performance in the tests they have gone through. These processors are manufactured in the 12nm process, have Cortex A73 cores at 2GHz, and the GPU is a G72, so we are talking about high-performance processors.
In fact, in some of the performance tests we’ve seen the Helium P70, the results of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in AnTuTu with the Snapdragon 835 processor, for example, are close to those of the Samsung Galaxy S8, just six thousand points apart. So there’s a chance we might see the Xiaomi Mi 6X with some of the new Helio P60 and P70, something that the Xiaomi Mi A2 processor would also inherit. But there are also two versions, as in the past, one with the Helium for Asia and the other with the Snapdragon for the West.