back to article Xiaomi greets MediaTek with a handshake, Qualcomm feels awkward

The latest top-of-the-range phone from handset maker and rising dragon Xiaomi will use the ambitious ten core Helio X20 processor from semiconductor company MediaTek. A surprise move, given that the Chinese Apple-wannabe has already put Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 in its Note-series smartphones. The move is also bad news for …

  1. frank ly

    I can't wait

    "... LTE-A Cat 6, which theoretically offers 300Mbps."

    That would use up my monthly allowance in 27 seconds.

    1. Steve Todd

      Re: I can't wait

      You only have a 1 gig data allowance? That's a bit on the mean side. Saying that mobile data usage tends to be very bursty. You want fast response to your requests, then to power your radio down. Most folks these days will struggle to get through more than a couple of gig of data in a month.

  2. John Savard


    Instead of having all ten cores on at once, this is big.little scaled up to big.medium.little. It just seems odd to put so many more cores on a die than you will ever use at once - I assume it only uses one cluster at a time.

    1. Pookietoo

      Re: I assume it only uses one cluster at a time

      Would it not have one of the low power cores running all the time to manage everything else?

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