MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core SoC details unveiled
MediaTek seems to be on a roll lately; following up on the recent announcement of the Helio X20 deca-core (ten-core) SoC, the chip maker has just launched” the Helio P10 system-on-a-chip, destined for “high-performance, super slim smartphones”. Announced at Computex, MediaTek unveiled the launch details for the chip which will be available to smartphone manufacturers in Q3 2015, and is expected to be in consumer products towards the end of the year.
The MediaTek Helio P10 is a true, 64-bit, octa-core chip, clocked at 2GHz on its Cortex-A53 CPU, aided by a 700MHz dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 GPU. “The P series will provide OEM smartphone makers with greater design flexibility to meet consumer demands for slim form-factors, which provide dynamic multimedia experiences. The P10 enables state-of-the-art mobile computing and multimedia features all while balancing performance and battery life”, said Jeffrey Ju, Senior Vice President of the company.
The Mediatek Helio P10 is build by TSMC with the 28nm (HPC+) process, with heavy emphasis on reduced power consumption (the company claims up to 30 percent in certain scenarios). The chip features 21MP camera support, WorldMode LTE Cat-6 (with 2×20 carrier aggregation at 300/50Mbps data speeds), CorePilot task scheduling algorithm (which sends data to be processed either to the CPU, GPU, or both), as well as Visual Processing Application – non-contact Heart Rate Monitoring (that enables the camera to make heartrate measurements)