Mediatek’s Helio series of chipsets have seen some activity as of late. The most recent one unveiled, is the Helio P10, which is supposed to replace the MT6752 SoC, a processor that was quite famous in the mid-range devices in the recent times, powering smartphones like Lenovo A7000, Gionee Elife S7, Sony Xperia C4, and the Meizu M1 Note.
According to Mediatek, the P in the chipset is for Premium Performance, and the X in the other series is for Extreme performance. The Helio P10 comes with a 64-bit octa-core processor, all of which are Cortex A53 cores, and four of them are clocked at 2GHz, while the other four seem to have lower clocking speeds. For the graphics support, the Helio P10 has a Mali-T860 GPU.
“The P series will provide OEM smartphone makers with greater design flexibility to meet consumer demands for slim form-factors, which provide dynamic multimedia experiences,” said Jeffrey Ju, Senior Vice President, MediaTek. “The P10 enables state-of-the-art mobile computing and multimedia features all while balancing performance and battery life.”
Connectivity with Helio P10
The Mediatek Helio P10 will be supporting Cat.6 LTE, which is theoretically able to have speeds up to 300 Mbps, and the previous one, i.e. MT6752 had support for Cat.4 LTE, which was for 150 Mbps.
Entertainment and Camera with Helio P10
- The Helio P10 chipset integrates a high quality audio circuitry, which should be able to deliver 110dB signal-to-noise ratio and -95dB of tatal harmonic distortion.
- The camera support is for up to 21-megapixel camera on the back, or a dual-camera setup of 16MP/8MP. This will be supported by phase detection autofocus. This is similar to the one seen on the Helio X10. But the P10 doesn’t seem to support 4K video recording. It will be having a TrueBright ISP engine.
- Full HD display with 60 fps output, and MiraVision for display quality enhancement is included.
The modem in Helio P10 is said to be 20% more efficient than the one seen in MT6752, and that is one reason why it will be able to deliver a better performance without any extra battery drain. This is said to be made from TSMC’s 28nm HPC+ process, which is a first for them, and it is said to have a better power efficiency.
The Helio P10 chipset will be available in third quarter of the year, and will be seen in consumer products later this year. The focus on super slim smartphones, is because the chipset doesn’t need a lot of space to fit in, and thus will be a good choice for the companies which don’t compromise with the performance while trying their best to add in a lot of charm on the design side.