MediaTek announces Helio P25 octa-core processor for dual-camera smartphones

MediaTek Helio P25 processor features a combination of 16nm octa-core processing with MediaTek Imagiq

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Highlights

    • MediaTek announces the new Helio P25 SoC.
    • The new chipset targets dual-camera smartphones.
    • The processor offer advanced camera features, better power efficiency.

MediaTek today launched its new processor, an addition to the Helio P series. The new MediaTek Helio P25 which is based on 16nm octa-core processing is an upgrade to the P20 that contains the Media Imagiq- a superior Image Signal Processor (ISP) technology. The new chipset is targeted towards the dual-camera smartphones.

The Taiwanese semiconductor company claims the new system on chip (SoC) to mark an evolution of the successful MediaTek Helio P series. The new chipset’s image-signal processing feature (ISP) brings advanced camera effects, including shallow depth-of-field and better auto exposure.

The 12bit Dual ISP offers-

  • Pioneering Resolution: Up to 24MP single camera or 13MP+13MP dual camera
  • Dual Camera-optimized: Color + Mono de-noise and real-time shallow DoF bokeh
  • High Dynamic Range: Video HDR with full preview
  • High Performance Auto Exposure: Turbo 3A to accelerate AE convergence speed by 30-55%

The Helio P25 has an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. It comes with ARM Mali-T880 dual GPU clocked at up to 900MHz. The new chipset supports up to 6GB LPDDR4x RAM. As the Helio P25 adopts 16nm FinFET technology, the company says that the new processor will offer up to 25 percent ‘better’ power efficiency. It also has Cat.6 LTE.

“MediaTek Helio P25 paves the way for high-resolution and feature-rich smartphone cameras that enable amazing static shots and 4K2K videos,”said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek. “Supporting two cameras up to 13MP each, the MediaTek Helio P25 redefines expectations for mobile photography and our multimedia features like, MediaTek MiraVision technology, continuously enhance visual user-experiences.”

Smartphones powered by the latest MediaTek Helio P25 chipset are expected to hit the shelves by the first quarter of 2017.

Source: MediaTek