MediaTek has announced the Helio P23 and Helio P30 system-on-chips (SoCs). MediaTek claims that the new chipsets are designed to deliver performance and power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities. Both the P23 and P30, are 16nm chipsets.
“Reaching the mid-market means bringing people affordable devices that power and perform with the latest features, like dual-cameras and 4G LTE connectivity,” said TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s
Wireless Communication business unit. “In the rapidly growing arena of new premium mid-range devices, mobile technology innovators know they need to stand out in a crowded field – P23 and P30 enable them to do that.”
Here is a breakdown of the features that the two SoC’s support.
Dual Camera Support
The P23 and P30 bring dual-camera support to the MediaTek Helio line. The MediaTek Helio P23 features support for 13+13 megapixel dual-camera setups, while MediaTek Helio P30 supports up to 16+16 megapixels. The P30 also features a new Vision Processing Unit (VPU), a dedicated 500MHz digital signal processor paired to the Image Signal Processors.
Dual 4G VoLTE Connectivity
The MediaTek Helio P23 delivers dual 4G VoLTE/ViLTE support. The P23 and P30 feature MediaTek’s latest generation 4G LTE WorldMode modem and the company claims that the chipsets offer “superior power efficiency and performance, with a unique combination of Cat-7/13 speeds at 300 Mbit/s download and 150Mbit/s upload. TAS 2.0 (Transmitting Antenna Switching) smart antenna technology further enhances performance and user experience, by using the best antenna combination to provide optimal signal quality”.
MediaTek’s CorePilot Technology
Powered by MediaTek’s CorePilot technology, the P23 and P30 are built on eight Arm Cortex-A53 processers operating up to 2.3GHz. Both chipsets feature the new Mali G71 MP2 GPU, clocked at 770MHz in the P23 and 950MHz in the P30. The MediaTek press release says, “MediaTek’s CorePilot 4.0 technology with power aware scheduling, thermal management and UX monitoring enables sustained high-performance and reliably consistent user-experience. The P23 and P30 deliver fast performance and connectivity without sacrificing battery life”.
In Q4 of 2017, the MediaTek Helio P23 will be available globally and the MediaTek Helio P30 will launch first in China.