MediaTek has introduced its first AI-based Helio P60 system-on-chip (SoC) at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The company says that the latest chipset will be available globally starting in early Q2 2018.
The major highlight of the processor is the dedicated AI hardware, which is a first in any MediaTek chip. It comes loaded with multi-core AI processing unit (mobile APU) and MediaTek’s NeuroPilot AI technology. Starting with MediaTek’s NeuroPilot AI technology, it comes with AI-compute architecture that works across CPU, GPU and Mobile APU within the SoC to maximize performance and energy efficiency.
The MediaTek’s NeuroPilot SDK in P60 is compatible with Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI), and also supports common AI frameworks, including TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe, and Caffe2.The Helio P60 is build using 12nm FinFET technology and it comes with four Arm Cortex-A73 2.0 GHz processors and four Arm Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz processors in an octa-core big.LITTLE configuration. The chipset comes with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and it has 32-bit dual channel @1800 MHz LPDDR4X memory.
Compared to the previous generation Helio P series, Helio P23, the MediaTek Helio P60 is up to 12 percent more efficient overall and up to 25 percent more power efficient in highly demanding games, so consumers can play longer on their device. The chipset MediaTek Helio P60 comes three image signal processors (ISPs) to increase power efficiency by using 18 percent less power fordual-camera set-ups.The chipset supports up to 16MP + 16MP dual cameras and up to 32MP single camera setup. MediaTek Helio P60 also packs a 4G LTE WorldMode modem, dual 4G VoLTE and TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology to provide consumers with seamless global connectivity.