MediaTek also has its presence in Barcelona at the ongoing MWC event as it launched the Helio P60 mobile SoC. The chipset deemed to be a successor to the P30 is a mid-range processor that has been upgraded in a number of areas. For starters, it’s built with the 12nm FinFET process and has big.LITTLE architecture. The Helio P60 is an octa-core chip clocked at 2.0GHz constituted by four Cortex A53 cores and four Cortex-A73 cores.
MediaTek stated that the chip has 70 percent better CPU and GPU performance than its predecessors and 12 percent power efficient as well. Moreover, in terms of gaming, it is claimed to be 25 percent at battery saving that the Helio P23. As for the GPU, MediaTek has fitted a new Mali-G72 MP3 GPU that adds considerable power to the gaming department. Apart from more firepower, the Helio P60 has NeuroPilot which is a dedicated AI-handling processing unit. According to MediaTek, this takes the burden off the GPU for tasks like facial detection, object and scene identification, real-time beautification and AR/MR acceleration.
In the imaging department, the Helio P60 now comes with three image signal processors that can save 18% more power. Also, now the chipset can integrate dual 20MP + 16MP sensors or up to a single 32MP sensor. The new piece of silicone will also support real-time HDR that will allow users to see and record HDR images to view how they look before a shot.
In the connectivity department, dual VoLTE, ViLTE, and VoWi-Fi are now supported. The new modems can offer up to Cat. 7 download speeds and up to Cat. 13 upload speeds. Further, Bluetooth doesn’t get any upgrades as it still is v4.2. The MediaTek Helio P60 is the company’s answer to the Snapdragon 660 chip. Further, it is expected to be available to manufacturers in the second quarter of this year.