MediaTek has introduced its new processor, the Helio P70. A processor that doesn’t compete with Qualcomm’s best, but is positioned as one of the most interesting alternatives for the entry-level segment.
Qualcomm positioned itself as the most popular processor manufacturer for Android, but that doesn’t stop the competition from challenging competitors on certain occasions.
After years of MediaTek trying to catch up with Qualcomm, MediaTek has now given up this competition to offer its processors the best value for money and a good level of technology in affordable devices.
The new Helio P70 is designed to provide a good balance of performance. It is manufactured in a 12-nanometer process with the following features:
- CPU spectaculars
- 4 Cortex A73 at 2.1 GHz.
- 4 Cortex A57 at 2 GHz.
- Supports up to 8 GB RAM, emmc 5.1 and UFS 2.1 memory.
- Up to two cameras with 24 and 16 MPx or a single sensor with 32, Artificial Intelligence and electronic stabilization.
- 2K video recording at 30 frames per second in H.264 and H.265.
- GPU Mali-G72 MP3 up to 900 MHz.
- Engine for artificial intelligence NeuroPilot.
- WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Glonass.
Surprisingly, in terms of architecture, the processor that MediaTek sells as new is very similar to the Helio P60 that has been on the market for several months.We are dealing with a processor that is called upon to perform well, no doubt more powerful than the models in the medium Android range. It is manufactured in a 12 nm process.
Some of MediaTek’s statements are that it is between 10-30% more powerful for Artificial Intelligence tasks and has a 35% lower gaming consumption, so we can understand that this Helium P70 is a refined version of the P60.
But the question is that was helio P60 good enough? In China, it is a processor with a strong presence in the mid-range segment. In some countries, it is not very well known, but we find it in mobile phones like Oppo A3 and the new Nokia 5.1 Plus, brands with a good presence.
The Helio P70 will reach new phones from November, OPPO and Nokia are the first two brands to confirm that they will use this processor on one of their phones. At the moment it is not known which models will carry the processor inside.