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MediaTek Helio P23 & Helio P30 Now Official

by Jed John 7

MediaTek has announced two new processors in the mid-range Helio P series and they are the Helio P23 and P30 chips. The two chips join the Helio P25 to form what MediaTek calls its “premium” mid-range lineup. The processors are expected to feature on the top mid-range models like the Moto G.Helio p30

The Helio P23 and Helio P30 come with almost similar configuration except for a few differences like the clock speed on the GPS. Both processors use the Mali G71 MP2 but while the Helio P23 features a clock speed of 770MHz,  the Helio P30 has a clock speed of 950MHz. Another key difference is that the P30 is capable of handling dual 16-megapixel cameras or a single 25-megapixel camera but the Helio 23 can only handle dual 13-megapixel cameras or a single 24-megapixel camera.

 Aside these two differences, both the P23 and P30 feature an octa-core Cortex-A53 cores running at a frequency of 2.3GHz. The processors also pack MediaTek’s CorePilot 4.0 technology which brings on power aware scheduling, thermal management, and UX monitoring. With this technology, this allows the chipsets to work well in high-performance mode, and still offer a consistent user-experience. The Helio P23 and P30, as usual, is touted to bring an increase in performance and reliable connectivity and also provide better battery life. 

 The Helio P23 offers world class dual SIM capabilities where both SIM slots have 4G VoLTE/ViLTE support. Both the Helio P23 and Helio P30 also come with 4G LTE WorldMode modem which means that both processors are capable of supporting every single network in the world on one chipset. MediaTek did specifically mention that this includes CDMA networks like those offered by China Telecom in China as well as on Sprint and Verizon in the U.S. The mid-range chipsets also utilize a unique combination of Cat-7/13 bands which offer download speeds of up to 300 megabit per second download and upload speed of 150 megabit per second. Both processors also pack MediaTek’s TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology inside which provides better signal.
Yet another unique feature is the new Vision Processing Unit (VPN) on the Helio P30. The VPN is a digital signal processor running at 500MHz. It is a standalone processor and frees up some of the resources on the device to accommodate other things. The VPU also reduces power consumption while providing a smoother visual experience by boosting performance.

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As for their availability, both chips will be rolling out in smartphones globally in the fourth quarter of this year.  The Helio P30 will first become available in China where MediaTek enjoys most of its patronage, before it will be available in other markets. 
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  • balcobomber25

    We found Elephone’s new chip for their supposed SD835 phone, the P23!!

  • Zero

    What an stupid move… Why MP2??? MP2 is very weak now! And Mali G71 is weak too!!

    They were doing well with MP3 GPUs….

    Mediatek is really giving up on the processor career. They are giving fake mid tiers which are in fact low ones.

    Why Mediatek didn’t used the Helio P30 with Power VR GPU MP2 or Mali MP4???

    Also… 2.3Ghz A53??? From. 2.6??? Seriously???

    Mediatek just commited suicide.

    • Yes, mediatek is now the low end, not middle end due to low power graphics.

      • Zero

        Actually they DO have a REAL high end chip and is the Helio X30, but got royally screwed by TSMC….

    • Riccardo Benzoni

      well, yes and no.
      They always make claim of super chipsets while they obviously are not, but then they sell those for a fair price for what they offer, this one won’t be an ecception.
      This will take the place of the P20 and P25 also in price, so for phones under 200$. Their P20-P25 are good performers for the price, decent alternatives to SD 600 series, so these new ones will raise a bit the bar, nothing more and nothing less.
      It will be interesting to see what they will do with the X series, it seems there are some expectations around the X30.

      • Zero

        But the P23 and P30 are only as strong as the SD 400 Series… They doesn’t have nothing for higher ends… No hexas, no lower clocked Decas…

        • Riccardo Benzoni

          P25 goes toe to toe in terms of performance with the much appreciated SD625 (SD smashes it on power saving tho), so I don’t see how these new CPUs should compete with 400 Series.