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MediaTek releases budget Helio A22 to compete with the Snapdragon 400 series

4 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

MediaTek is famous for its chips that power devices on the lower end of the spectrum, but today they announced a new subset of chips aimed to make devices in that segment significantly better.
The first chip of the new "A" family is called Helio A22 and is based on Arm's Cortex-A53, combining four of those cores with a PowerVR GE-class GPU from Imagination. According to MediaTek, the processor will be up to 30% faster and the GPU up to 72% , compared to what they call "direct alternatives". By that we understand Qualcomm's Snapdragon 429, which also has a ...
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MediaTek Launches Helio A Series SoCs, Starting With Helio A22

MediaTek Launches Helio A Series SoCs, Starting With Helio A22

4 monthes ago   |   By Anand Tech

Following the success of their Helio P and X series SoCs, MediaTek this morning is announcing a third SoC family to complement the existing pats: the Helio A series. Aimed at what MediaTek is calling the “mid-market”, the new “ A dvanced” series of SoCs is meant to address phones in the $100+ range, which would put it in competition with the likes of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 series. Kicking off the Helio A series family in turn is the A22, essentially MediaTek's cheaper downmarket counterpart to the previously announced P22.
MediaTek is of course no strange to the entry-level market, the...
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