MediaTek Helio P25 Is a High-Performance Chip That Brings Dual-Camera and Much Faster Memory Support

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Feb 8, 2017
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Keeping up with the pace of mobile chipsets development, MediaTek has announced the launch of its Helio P25, the latest SoC that’s going to be present in the likes of price/performance handsets all the while providing support to a lot of upgraded features.

Helio P25 Sports a 16nm Manufacturing Process With an Octa-Core CPU and New Power-Saving Technology

With dual-camera phones popularizing, the first feature detailed by MediaTek regarding its Helio P25 is support for dual-cameras. The chipset has been designed to deliver premium quality imaging and thanks to its 16nm architecture, it also employs the use of the improved power-saving features and presents high-end camera features, which have been listed below:

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The MediaTek Helio P25 innovative 12-bit Dual ISP offers:

  • Pioneering Resolution: Up to 24MP single camera or 13MP + 13MP dual camera
  • Dual Camera-optimized: Color + Mono de-noise and real-time shallow DoF bokeh
  • High Dynamic Range: Video HDR with full preview
  • High Performance Auto Exposure: Turbo 3A to accelerate AE convergence speed by 30-55%

Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek states the following regarding the announcement of the latest SoC.

“MediaTek Helio P25 paves the way for high-resolution and feature-rich smartphone cameras that enable amazing static shots and 4K2K videos. Supporting two cameras up to 13MP each, the MediaTek Helio P25 redefines expectations for mobile photography and our multimedia features like MediaTek MiraVision technology, continuously enhance visual user-experiences.”

According to MediaTek Helio P25 offers up to 25 percent better power efficiency and the smaller node allows the processor to gain a higher clock speed while avoiding thermal throttling events. As mentioned earlier, the Helio P25 features an octa-core processor, and all eight of these cores are belonging to Cortex-A53 running at a speed of 2.50GHz. The GPU fitted inside the SoC is an ARM Mali-T880 processor running at a speed of 900MHz.

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That’s not all; Helio P25 also provides support for low power double data rate random access memory (LPDDR4x) up to 6GB, improving bandwidth by up to 70 percent while reducing the memory’s power needs for energy-efficient multitasking. Before we forget, the GPU features a total of two clusters, meaning that users will not be able to experience the same level of gaming performance on mobile devices running this SoC as opposed to the likes of Adreno 540 or Adreno 530 for that matter.

Still, MediaTek will now give a whole torrent of manufacturers access to this chipset, allowing them to incorporate dual-camera lenses at the rear side of their smartphones.

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