MediaTek Announces Helio P20 Chipset At MWC

Posted: Feb 22 2016, 1:22pm CST | by , Updated: Feb 22 2016, 1:25pm CST, in News | MWC


MediaTek Announces Helio P20 Chipset At MWC

MediaTek has announced the Helio brand to give the company an edge over the competitors.

Currently there are two Helio families: the P series and the X range.

Just now, MediaTek revealed some information related to its latest Helio System-on-Chip, the Helio P20 which is the successor of the well-known Helio P10.

MediaTek’s testing shows that the performance of the new P20 has improved in many fronts.

The Helio P20 is to be built on a 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process mode and includes support for LPDDR4(X).

The LPDDR4(X) is the Samsung’s latest mobile memory technology based on the same technology as used in the desktop machines.

In Samsung’s various tests, the LPDDR4(X) memory technology provided 70% greater bandwidth compared with the predecessor, LPDDR3.

It also reduced the power consumption resulting in a smoother, quicker user experience for taking pictures and video with the camera, recording video and playing games etc.

On the other hand, the MediaTek testing based on the one hour of Javascript, showed that the MediaTek Helio P20 was 15% more power efficient than the previous generation Helio P10.

The new MediaTeck P20 chipset comes with eight ARM Cortex-A53 application cores, clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The processors are backed by the ARM Mali T880 MP2 GPU, graphical processor unit.

The GPU involved has a maximum clock speed of up to 900 MHz and is ARM’s current high end GPU.

It has up to sixteen cores and almost twice the performance has ARM’s previous generation GPU whilst using approximately 40% of the energy.

MediaTek has also incorporated the latest MediaTek Imagiq ISP. The ISP has been designed to simplify and improve the camera experience on the host device.

The Imagiq ISP supports up to 24 megapixel sensors at up to 24 frames per second at zero shutter delay.

It also includes RWWB sensors, a dual phase-detection auto focus mechanism and imaging engine upgrades designed to provide more natural and detailed photographs.

The latest Helio P20 also has WorldMode LTE Category 6 LTE modem, which includes 2 by 20 MHz carrier aggregation.

It is also capable of a theoretical 300 Mbps download speed and 50 Mbps upload.

The chipset can boast dual SIM, dual stand by, support for WCDMA where GSM is not available, and LTE multimedia broadcast and multicast services. 

The P20 chipset would be available for all the consumer devices by the second half of this year.

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