MediaTek Announces Helio P10 SoC with an Octa-Core CPU and Cat.6 LTE

by Martin 0

MediaTek has just unveiled their latest SoC (system-on-a-chip) called the Helio P10 which is targetted at mid-range smartphones and is set to replace last year’s popular MT6752.

mediatek-heliop10-announced-01The Helio P10 is the first of the company’s also newly unveiled P line of SoCs targetted at ‘slim form-factor smart phones that provide premium, flagship features’. It packs a 2GHz, True Octa-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU and a 700MHz, Dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 GPU.

The new SoC will also support MediaTek’s slew of technologies such as WorldMode LTE Cat-6, MediaTek’s CorePilot for optimized system load management, and MediaTek’s Non-contact Heart Rate Monitoring which uses the smartphone’s video camera to take heart rate readings.

Lastly, the Helio P10 is also the first of the company’s SoCs to utilize TSMC’s 28nm HPC+ process. This allows the SoC to consume 30% less power and run 15% faster compared to the usual HPC process.

“The P series will provide OEM smartphone makers with greater design flexibility to meet consumer demands for slim form-factors, which provide dynamic multimedia experiences,” said Jeffrey Ju, Senior Vice President of MediaTek. “The P10 enables state-of-the-art mobile computing and multimedia features all while balancing performance and battery life.”

The MediaTek Helio P10 will begin mass availability in the third quarter of this year and we should be seeing smartphones powered by the new chip by the end of the year.