MediaTek has launched a new mid-range processor, Helio P70, with a dedicated Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine. The company claims that the Helio P70 chipset improves imaging support, gaming performance and connectivity in comparison with the last generation Helio P60 processor. The chipset is currently under production and will be available to smartphone manufacturers by November.
The MediaTek Helio P70 is based on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET technology and features four 2.1GHz ARM Cortex-A73 core along with four 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores. The processor is paired with an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU with a clock speed of up to 900MHz. The company claims the P70 is over 13 per cent faster compared to the P60 chipset and optimises touch latency, display visuals and frame rate jitter issues.
Helio P70 comes with a dedicated 525MHz multi-core APU for better AI processing, based on the company’s own NeuroPilot programme. This makes it up to 30 per cent more efficient to the AI processor present on the Helio P60 chipset. The chipset also features an AI video encoder, which will help enhance the video quality. The company says it will help improve Skype and Facebook video calls even on connections with lower bandwidths.
The new chipset supports up to 32MP single camera setup and 24MP+16MP dual camera setups. It comes with three image signal processors.