Last month, after MediaTek launched Helio P70 chipset — the successor of MediaTek Helio P60 — aimed for the mid-range smartphone, Realme had announced that it’ll be the first brand to launch MediaTek’s Helio P70-powered smartphone.
Recently, we reported that Realme is preparing to launch a new U-series smartphone in India. Now, the company has officially confirmed that the U-series smartphone will be the first globally to be powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 chipset.
Apart from the fact that the Helio P70-powered phone will be a part of the company’s new U-series of devices, nothing more has been revealed by Realme. However, earlier it was reported that the U-series will be focused on offering selfie-centric smartphones.
Given that the Helio P70 comes with a dedicated APU for AI-based tasks, we expect that the front-facing camera of the upcoming smartphone will have several artificial intelligence-based features to justify the tag of a selfie-centric phone.
The MediaTek Helio P70 is the successor of the MediaTek P60 launched earlier this year. It is built using TSMC’s 12nm FinFET technology and comes with multi-core APU operating at up to 525MHz for fast and efficient edge-AI processing. The AI engine delivers a 10 to 30 percent AI processing boost compared to the Helio P60, says the company.
It has four ARM Cortex-A73 core clocked at 2.1GHz and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.0GHz in an octa-core big.LITTLE configuration. It has ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU operating at up to 900MHz, which promises a 13 percent performance improvement compared to the Helio P60.
The chipset supports up to a single 32-megapixel camera or 24-megapixel +16-megapixel dual cameras. It also has a hardware warping engine for electronic image stabilization (EIS) that saves 23mA per second instead of assigning it to the GPU. Compared to Helio P60, the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset uses 35 percent less power and provides 7 percent DOU in games that require higher processing power.
The development comes a few days after an unnamed Redmi smartphone with model number RMX1833 was spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking portal. The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, along with 4GB of RAM and was runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.