Several weeks ago, analysts predicted China’s replacement processor Snapdragon 820 to SD 652 flagship in the second half of 2016. There are two reasons why this happens. The first – a Snapdragon 652 power processor was originally conceived as a SoC for the middle segment devices, but its performance is almost as good as the flagship. Many vendors have moved to the SD652, for example, the new flagship OPPO R9 plus is already available with this processor inside. Today we are looking at the new Helio X20.
The second reason is the price of Snapdragon 820, it is reported that the use of this chipset in the Chinese smartphone gets at the price of the final device. Using the Snapdragon 652 device allows you to keep the price at a competitive level.
What has the real Helio X20 price?
According to the latest data, the average price of Snapdragon 820 mobile chip market is – $ 70, while the Chinese flagship processor MedaiTek Helio X20 costs only $ 30, a difference of more than two times. This Helio X20 is gaining in AnTuTu benchmark about 90 thousand points, and Snapdragon 820 – 110 thousand. Thus, Helio X20 and Snapdragon 652 are just perfect for inexpensive Chinese champions in 2016.