The world's first 10-core smartphone is nearly here

MediaTek's upcoming Helio X30 processor features 10 cores, will be in a new phone VERY SOON.

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Qualcomm might hold the record for the most powerful, tech-filled processor in the world with its upcoming Snapdragon 835 - but it only has 8 processing cores.

The world's first 10-core smartphone is nearly here |

Not that it matters, but it's a great technological achievement to have more CPU cores in a system-on-chip (SoC), with Chinese smartphone maker Vernee teasing during CES 2017 last month tht they would have the first MediaTek Helio X30-powered smartphone that would be released in February.

Well, it's February now - and we're learning more information on the new smartphone. The Helio X30 itself is a 10-core smartphone, made on the 10nm process, featuring IMG 7XTP-Mt4 GPU which is powerful on its own. We should expect MediaTek's new Helio X30 to be just as good as the best chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, and Huawei.

The upcoming Apollo 2 smartphone from Vernee will come in two versions:

6GB LPDDR4 RAM + 64GB storage

8GB LPDDR4 RAM + 128GB storage.

Apollo 2 will rock a QHD display, and is shaping up to be a thin smartphone, too.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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