MediaTek’s latest system-on-a-chip is an octa-core, 64-bit processor aimed at “affordable” phones with premium features.

The MediaTek Helio P70 is a 12nm processor with a dedicated AI processing unit and upgraded graphics that the company says brings a 13 percent graphics improvement over the Helio P60 chip that was released earlier this year.

MediaTek says it’s already mass producing the new chip and it should show up in consumer devices in November.

Here’s a run-down of the processor’s key features:

  • Four 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores
  • Four 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores
  • 900 MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 graphics
  • 525 MHz AI processing unit (APU)

The company says the P70 uses leverages the GPU and APU for AI applications including “real-time human pose recognition” and offers a 10 to 30 percent performance boost over the Helio P60 when it comes to such tasks.

MediaTek says the chip can support phones with 24MP + 16MP dual rear cameras or up to a 32MP single camera and its image signal processor reduces power consumption by 18 percent when compared to previous Helio chips with dual camera support.

The Helio P70 also has an integrated 4G LTE modem with top download speeds of 400Mbps and dual SIM support.

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6 replies on “MediaTek introduces Helio P70 octa-core chip for mid-range phones”

  1. Remembering the Helio phone commercials. “He’s taking a video and posting it to MySpace Mobile!”

    1. Hell not even that. Their “partner” OEMs are just plain unable to properly roll out timelier OTAs because they themselves can’t move the major Android revisions due to upstream “rigidity”…

      1. So I’m struggling to see here, why anyone would “upgrade” from a QSD 636 running AndroidOne to a Chinese OEM phone with the Helio P70 running a SkinnedOS?

        That small penalty in CPU/GPU performance would be offset by the leaner software, on top of that you can expect much better support and freedom.

        The devices will cost roughly the same, whereas QSD 625 will probably be cheaper and the QSD 710 will probably be more expensive.

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