Mediatek 7nm Flagship Chip To Have 12-Cores

While the 10nm chips such as the Snapdragon 835, Helio X30, Kirin 970, Apple A11 and Exynos 8895 are still been expected to hit the market, report says chinese chip maker Mediatek is teaming up with TSMC to produces a new 7nm chip with 12 cores. TSMC is the company responsible for the production of three of the chipset listed above.

This will be the first chipset to feature a 12 cores. Mediatek plans to increase the number of cores on their flagship chips in other to maintain a balance between power efficiency and performance. Although not much is known about on how the cores will be paired but trial production is expected to begin in the second half of the year and begin mass production in 2018.

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