MediaTek has unveiled its latest System-on-Chip at the on-going MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The new chipset called the Helio P60 brings tons of upgrades over last year’s Helio P-series.
The Helio P60 is built on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process which offers 15% reduction in power consumption over 14nm chips. The octa-core chip clocked at 2.0GHz uses the big.LITTLE architecture. That is 4 x Cortex A53 cores and 4 x Cortex-A73 cores.
It also boasts a new Mali-G72 MP3 GPU clocked at 800MHz which Mediatek claims offers a 70% boost in game performance over previous generation P-series.
Like other chip manufacturers, MediaTek has also included a dedicated processing unit for AI tasks. NeuroPilot is the dedicated AI processing unit that handles AI-related tasks on the device. It is two times more power efficient than using a GPU and has a processing performance of 280GMAC/s.
NeuroPilot will handle tasks like deep-learning facial detection, object and scene identification, real-time beautification and AR/MR acceleration.
The Helio P60 also comes with improved photography performance. It comes with three ISPs that have been power-optimized and save up to 500mW of power or 18% reduction in power consumption over previous generation. It supports 20MP + 16MP or up to a single 32MP sensor.
The new chip is said to be able to auto-detect, display, and record HDR images in real-time, allowing users see what a picture would look like even before taking the shot.
The chip still supports dual VoLTE, ViLTE, and VoWi-Fi. It offers Cat. 7 download speeds and Cat. 13 upload speeds. There is still no Bluetooth 5.0, so 4.2 (Low Energy) is what we get.
There is no info as to when the chip will be available commercially or the partners that have signed up to use them in their devices.
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