Last year, details of two new MediaTek SoCs scheduled to be announced in 2018 surfaced online. The two chipsets – the Helio P40 and Helio P70 are expected to power upper mid-range and flagship devices. However, there was no mention of a Helio P60.
MediaTek has done a good job keeping the Helio P60 a secret for this long. Today the chip was spotted on Geekbench in a test device that hints that it will be unveiled at MWC 2018.
The test device is benchmarked as the MTK P60 MWC Demo, has 4GB of RAM, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo.
MediaTek’s new Helio P60 chip is at the heart of the device. The octa-core chip is clocked at 1.99GHz and records some really impressive scores.
For the single-core test, the Helio P60 scored 1524 points, and for the multi-core test, it scored 5871 points. These scores are similar to those of the Snapdragon 660 which powers phones like the Vivo X20 and the Xiaomi Mi Note 3.
MediaTek seems to have come up with a powerful chipset but there are still a lot we do not know about it yet, key being the GPU. Nevertheless, we are pretty impressed with what we have seen so far.