Taiwanese chipset giant MediaTek has officially announced the Helio P23 and the P30 SoCs. These newly unveiled processors are mainly focused on the mid-range phone market, and offer dual camera setups ranging up to 16-megapixel sensors. Both of these are an upgrade to the Helio P20 series which maintains a standard of octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU architecture, and they also offer an upgrade in terms of the GPU. Additionally, these new processors are fabricated using TSMC’s 16nm manufacturing process.
Speaking about the Helio P23, the SoC has eight A53 cores offering a max core frequency of 2.3GHz, which comparatively is slower than the 2.6GHz on the Helio P25. It can facilitate 32-bit LPDDR3 memory at 933MHz, and LPDDR4 at 1600MHz. When it comes to the GPU, ARM’s last-generation Mali T880 is being replaced by the current Mali-G71 GPU, which should provide a better experience for hardcore gamers. In terms of imagery, the Helio P23 can support a 24-megapixel single sensor, whereas it also has an option for the dual 13-megapixel + 13-megapixel camera sensors.Coming to the Helio P30, it does offer the eight A53 cores with a clock speed of 2.3GHz. The notable change in the Helio P30 is in its GPU and camera departments. Compared to the Helio P23, the Helio P30 provides the clock speed of 950MHz for its Mali G71MP2 GPU. Additionally, it can support a 25-megapixel single camera sensor, and there also is an option for 16-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual camera sensors.
Both of these new chipsets also have a new Vision Processing Unit with a 500MHz Tensilica DSP, MediaTek’s Imagiq 2.0 feature, and a new LTE Category 7/13 modem. MediaTek has rolled out significant upgrades in terms of imaging, connectivity, and battery life tweaks when seen against earlier generations. And when it comes to availability, these chipsets will roll out to devices in Q4 2017. The Helio P23 will be available globally, whereas the Helio P30 will remain exclusive to China.
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