MediaTek has unveiled a new SoC, the Helio P22. This is the first mid-range chipset to be built on a 12nm process, specifically TSMC’s FinFET.
It joins its siblings, the P23, P30, and P60, to offer device manufacturers a wide portfolio of options to keep costs low while “meeting mid-tier market demands.”
It features an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz. The Helio P22 will support up to 13MP+8MP camera setups (at a “fast 30 fps”) and up to 20:9 maximum aspect ration, 1600 x 720 displays.
It supports 4G LTE connectivity on both SIM cards, there’s also 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and GLONASS. The company claims that it will be able to deliver exceptional battery life, but not at the risk of providing top-notch performance.
It has a low-power, “highly capable hardware depth engine for real-time Bokeh preview”.
With MediaTek Helio P22, users will benefit from Edge AI enhancements powered by MediaTek NeuroPilot. AI accelerated camera experiences including Face ID, smart photo album and single-camera as well as dual-camera depth of field features are all supported.
When Will Helio P22 be Available?
The Helio P22 is already in production and is expected to be available from June 2018.