The upcoming MediaTek Helio X30 is shaping up to be another SoC of choice for future flagship killers that may put premium chips from Qualcomm and Samsung to shame. Similar to its recent predecessor, the Helio X20, the Helio X30 will be a 10 core chipset using 16nm architecture.
The Helio X30 will be comprised of 2 x 1.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores, 2 x 1.5Ghz A53 that are more power efficient, with the heavy lifting falling to 2 x 2Ghz A72 cores and likely 4 x 2.5Ghz A72 cores. The Helio X30 may be expected to post Antutu scores closer to the 100k point mark since the Helio X20 is already capable of scores of about 75k to 85k.
Unfortunately, the Helio X10 and Helio X20 have not yet seen widespread use in phones and tablets so it’s not likely that we’ll be seeing the Helio X30 anytime soon. By the time it does come out, it might not necessarily provide the huge jump in performance we would be expecting since most smartphones would be equipped with similarly performing SoCs anyway.