MediaTek recently launched its latest processor, the Helio P22, for the smartphone market. The company has now confirmed to The Mobile Indian that four new smartphones will be launched in India based on the Helio P22 chipset.
TL Lee, General Manager, Wireless Communication Business Unit, MediaTek told The Mobile Indian that the smartphones will be launched in the next three months.“ In Q3 of 2018 four of our handset partners will be launching smartphones based on Helios 22.” he said. However, Lee didn’t share the name of the handset brands but that they are part of top 5.
Interestingly, Vivo was the first player that introduced that latest chipset to the Indian market with its latest offering, the Y83. The smartphone comes at a MOP (market operating price) of Rs 14,990 and bears a 6.22-inch HD+ Display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9.
Coming to the latest chipset from MediaTek, this is the first mid-range SoC from the company’s arsenal that is build using TMSC 12nm FinFET process. The latest chipset can support 20:9 HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The processor features a 64-bit octa cores ARM Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.0GHz coupled with the latest MG PowerVR GE8320 GPU running up to a 650MHz.
The SoC can support up to 6GB of LPDDR3/LPDDR4 RAM and eMMC 5.1 storage. On the camera front, the Helio P22 could feature up to 21-Megapixel single camera module or up to 13-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera setup. The cameras could deliver bokeh effects and the chipset also comes equipped with electronic image stabilization with a new Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine. For low-light performance, the chipset is equipped with multi-frame noise reduction and clear-image zoom technology.
The latest MediaTek processor also brings 4G LTE WorldMode modem for dual 4G SIM support with VoLTE/ViLTE on upcoming Android smartphones. Fo AI features, it features Face ID (Face Unlock), Smart Photo Album, and Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh. The MediaTek NeuroPilot support many common AI frameworks, and full compliance with Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI). On the connectivity front, the latest processor supports dual 4G VoLTE, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, and WiFi a/b/n/ac.
Disclaimer: The writer in Taiwan attending Computex 2018 at the invite of MediaTek