In the second half year, Mediatek and Qualcomm will hold fierce competition in mid-range and high-end market ,and Qualcomm has reduced its Snapdragon 450 unit price to $10.5 to deal with the competition.
In its hardware, Sanpdragon 450 will use 14nm FinFET processor, adopting Octa core Cortex A53 1.8GHz, Adreno 506 GPU, compared with Snapdragon 435, the performance improves 25% and GPU performance to 25%, supporting X9 LTE, transmission speed is up to 150Mbps, downloading speed is 300Mbps.
Right now Mediatek has leaked its Helio P23 and P30 processor to compete with Qualcomm, currently, it has confirmed Mediatek will release Helio P23/30 processor on August 29, which can predict there will be a large wave of phones with such processors.
According to product line @Leng Xi Dev, currently there are many smartphone manufacturers who have got the orders over millions of units. The terminal product will be coming, and Qualcomm has not adjusted the price to compete with Helio P23, still selling 9usd per unit.
Helio P30 processor uses TSMC 12nm process, four Cortex A72 2GHz processor and four Cortex A53 1.5Ghz processor, it also supports dual channel LPDDR 4 storage, LTE Cat.10, up to 600Mbps download rate.
Helio P23 may use TSMC 16nm process, powered by Octa core Cortex-A53 bit, it will support LTE Cat.7 at least, which will be the best rival of Snapdragon 450.