This week at the 2016 Mobile World Congress Chinese manufacturer ZOPO launched the Speed 8, the first smartphone to feature MediaTek’s latest Helio X20 MT6797 processor which is the first mass-produced deca-core mobile processor in the market. And today, benchmark scores of the Speed 8 have been spotted on the GeekBench database.
According to the results, the Helio X20 in the Speed 8 was able to obtain a score of 76,266 which is generally acceptable but when compared to the Snapdragon 650, a hexa-core processor, it is quite disappointing as the 650 was able to obtain a higher score of 78,979.
But when the Helio X20 was previously benchmarked, it was able to obtain as score of 85,632 meaning that the lower score obtained by the test using the Speed 8 could just be due to bad optimization which is expected as the X20 is the first deca-core processor in the market.
This means, that the Helio X20’s maximum performance has yet to be revealed. We’ll have to wait until smartphone manufacturers, software developers, and even benchmark software are able to fully utilize the new processor’s capabilities to find out how well it truly performs.[source]