MediaTek, the company whose chips have normally been seen in low-end budget models from China (until recently), was the first to offer a true octa-core chipset back in 2013. Now, a report out of China states that the chipmaker has displayed its next-gen product at a special event. Companies that showed up to take a gander included Xiaomi and Vivo.
According to a Chinese analyst, the new MediaTek Helio X20 chipset will be equipped with 10 cores, and is said to have produced an AnTuTu benchmark score above 70,000. The octa-core MT-6795 that is being used to drive the HTC One M9 Plus, has scored above 50,000 on the same test.
MediaTek is said to be ready to begin mass production of the chip by the end of the year. While the company has started to place its chips inside high-end Asian models, it has yet to penetrate the U.S. market. That might change if the Helio X20 performs as well as the AnTuTu test suggests it will.
Until MediaTek makes this official, you should take this report with the proverbial grain of salt.