MediaTek had recently announced the launch of the Helio P90 system-on-chip featuring a new AI architecture with flagship-like performance on mid-range smartphones. The Helio P90 is expected to be available globally in consumer devices starting in Q1 2019. The Helio P90 incorporates the APU 2.0 processing unit which MediaTek says will deliver a new level of AI experiences that are 4X more powerful than the Helio P70 and Helio P60 chips. The SoC will also help users execute intensive AI tasks effortlessly with faster and more accurate results in addition to offering a longer battery life. The successor to the Helio P70 comes with two ARM A75 processors clocked at 2.2GHz and six A55 cores operating at 2.0GHz. The Helio P90 is paired with a PowerVR GM 9446 GPU and MediaTek’s newest CorePilot technology to ensure efficient processing and sustainable performance with low power operation. The Helio P90 supports faster, complex and more dynamic AI experiences such as human pose detection which can track and analyze body movements. Additionally, it renders support for Google Lens, deep-learning facial detection, real-time beautification, object and scene identification, artificial reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) acceleration. Developers can use the Helio P90 in common frameworks like TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe and Caffe2.