The name MediaTek is usually associated with lower-end Chinese smartphones and tablets, since their SoCs are rather inexpensive. In the last year or so, the chip manufacturer has been working to push past that reputation. When it introduced the Helio X20, a few people took notice. Innovation is not usually the game with MediaTek, but it does try some interesting CPU designs. Today, it revealed the new Helio X23 and Helio X27 mobile processors.

These upgrades to the Helio line come with some nice improvements. They both have better support for dual cameras and even better power management. The "Tri-Cluster" architecture remains the same with two ARM Cortex-A72 and eight Cortex A-53 clusters (though, four of those eight are clocked at a different frequency than the other four). Also, the scheduling algorithm called CorePilot has been updated to version 3.0 for these SoCs.

In addition to showing off the odd CPU designs, MediaTek has added full support for multiple cameras with the upgraded Imagiq signal-processing solution. The claim is that Imagiq is the first ISP to integrate color and mono cameras, as well as depth-of-field applications, into one single solution. All of this is to mean that, in theory, the Helio X23 and X27 will be better equipped to provide high quality and functionality to mobile photography.

Finally, the chipsets include new screen power-saving technology. The CPUs will modify the "smart" display parameters using contexts like on-screen content and ambient lighting. This is supposed to provide a 25% reduction in how much power the screen consumes.

The X23 and X27 should be hitting new devices soon. For more information, be sure to check out the source link below.