MediaTek has unveiled two new chip-sets – the Helio P23 and Helio P30. These two chip-sets are mainly focusing on the performance, power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM, and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities to mid-range smartphones. These system-on-chips (SoCs) will be available by the end of this year (Q4).
The MediaTek Helio P30 and Helio P23 chip-sets are built using the 16nm architecture, built on eight ARM Cortex-A53 processors operating up to 2.3GHz, with two clusters of four cores. MediaTek has packed the new Mali G71 MP2 GPU, clocked at 770MHz in the Helio P23 and 950MHz in the Helio P30, and is touting its “high-end graphics performance.” The Helio P23 and Helio P30 chipsets can support up to 6GB of LPDD4X RAM clocked at 1.6GHz. MediaTek’s CorePilot 4.0 technology helps with power aware scheduling, thermal management, and UX monitoring.
The Helio P23 supports 13 + 13-megapixel dual camera configurations, or a single 24-megapixel sensor and the Helio P30 supports up to 16+16 megapixel dual camera configurations. The Imagiq 2.0 technology has been used for better the photography while minimising aliasing, grain and noise, and reducing chromatic aberration. There is also a new hardware Camera Control Unit (CCU) – equipped with “auto exposure convergence speed up to twice as fast as competitors which ensures users never miss the moment they want to capture.”
Other features include the Vision Processing Unit (VPU) on the Helio P30, a 500MHz digital signal processor that’s paired with the Image Signal Processors which helps in freeing up system resources, programmability and flexibility for OEMs, power reduction, and an overall performance boost. The VPU combined with the Imagiq ISP helps the Helio P30 deliver real-time image and video Bokeh as well.
The MediaTek Helio P23 delivers the “world’s first dual SIM, dual 4G VoLTE/ ViLTE support.” The Helio P23 and Helio P30 feature MediaTek’s latest generation 4G LTE WorldMode modem for superior power efficiency and performance, Cat-7/13 speeds at 300Mbps download and 150Mbps upload. It also bears a TAS 2.0 (Transmitting Antenna Switching) smart antenna technology to provide optimal signal quality.