The SoC maker, MediaTek on Tuesday announced two new processor from its mid-range Helio P series- the Helio P23 and the Helio P30. MediaTek calls this new P-series processor as “premium” mid-range lineup.
The Helio P23 and Helio P30 are said to be quite the same except for the clock speed on the GPU. The Helio P23 has a Mali G71 GPU clocked at 770MHz while the Helio P30 has the same GPU clocked at 950GHz. The Mali G71 GPU, a bump up to last generation ARM Mali-T880 GPU is based on ARM’s Bifrost GPU architecture. The two new SoCs that are iterations of the Helio P20 and Helio P25 CPUs, are set to offer better performance, comprising new features and even better IP blocks.
Amongst the upgrade brought by these new Helio processors, MediaTek has added HEVC encoding capabilities for the Helio P30, and support for 16MP+16MP dual camera or a single 25MP camera. The Helio P23 meanwhile, retains the same 13MP+13MP dual camera or single 24MP camera support as that of the Helio P25.
Both these new SoCs employ an octa-core Cortex-A53 with cores running at a frequency of 2.3GHz. The chipsets also pack MediaTek’s CorePilot 4.0 technology inside, which will bring power aware scheduling, thermal management and UX monitoring. Further, the MediaTek Imagiq 2.0 technologies found on the Helio X30 are now inserted on the new P-series SoC. The technology features support for instant auto exposure, noise reduction technologies, and EIS (electronic image stabilisation). Interestingly, the MediaTek P30 has new Vision Processing Unit, a digital signal processor that is meant for additional image processing features.
Additionally, the Helio P23 and the Helio P30 now have dual VoLTE support, meaning both the SIM in a smartphone will be able to connect over LTE. This will be huge benefit for users in developing countries mostly those who prefer mid-range devices with VoLTE support.
Talking about the availability, both the Helio P23 and Helio P30 are said to be made available globally in the fourth quarter this year. The Helio P30, however will initially launch in China first, before it hits the other markets.