MediaTek unveiled the Helio P60 – a mid-range chip that will challenge the Helio X30. And it goes without saying that it has hardware to accelerate AI tasks, the NeuroPilot core.
The P60 is built on TSMC’s 12nm FF process (rather than 10nm FF+ like the X30). It has four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and four A53 cores also at 2.0Ghz. That’s a massive jump in performance compared to the previous P-series chips – MediaTek promises a whopping 70% boost compared to the P30!
MediaTek Helio P23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilize all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. MediaTek Helio P23 Supreme Camera Quality, Dual 4G LTE SIM with Dual VoLTE/ViLTE and Class-Leading Power Efficiency Advanced Photography & Video Features That Deliver Supreme Results MediaTek’s Imagiq 2.0 system incorporates advanced camera features that brings fantastic photo and video capture effects and experiences to affordable smartphones. Improved power savings: Compared to MediaTek Helio P23, P60 delivers up to 25% power savings in heavy duty gaming situations and boasts overall power savings of up to 12%. Intelligence On-device intelligence (Edge AI) made easy with sophisticated Edge AI processing performance of 280GMAC/s, which helps smartphones learn and act instinctively. That has all changed with the release of P23. Cross P20 / P25 right off the list and look only at P23. I can not iterate enough how huge this SoC is for MTK; we are talking a full 100%+ increase in battery efficiency. Both Vernee X and Oukitel’s 6000mAh K6 reaching 20+. The MediaTek Helio P segment chipsets are designed for slim profile smartphones. With the MediaTek Helio P series, we focused on optimizing the systems-on-chip for battery efficiency without overly-compromising on performance and user experience. Premium MediaTek Helio features like multimedia and connectivity are still central to its design.
The GPU is 70% faster than its predecessor – it’s a Mali-G72 MP3. That’s not going to live up to flagship expectations (e.g. Kirin 970 has 12 cores), but it’s still a tangible improvement on what came before it – there’s a comparison table at the bottom.
MediaTek Helio P60 infographic - click for full size
The NeuroPilot will handle AI tasks through the standard Android Neural Networks API with “class-leading” performance, though we don’t have a point of reference here. Also on the chipset are three ISPs, which can handle a dual-camera setup while using 18% less energy. Combined with the Ai accelerator, camera apps can do real-time enhancements and overlays.
Thanks to the 12nm process, the Helio P60 is MediaTek’s most efficient P-series chip yet. Compared to the P23, it uses 12% less power on average. This number goes up to 25% for the most demanding games.
The chipset supports 1080p displays with aspect ratios of up to 20:9. For memory, it can use UFS 2.1 storage and up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM (1,800MHz). The on-board LTE modem supports Cat. 7 downlink speeds and Cat. 13 upload speeds and dual-SIM functionality.
The MediaTek Helio P60 will be available globally in early Q2.
|Helio P30||Helio P60||Helio X30|
|Big CPU cores||-||4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.0GHz||2x Cortex-A73 @ 2.5GHz|
|Medium CPU cores||4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3GHz||4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0GHz||4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.2GHz|
|Small CPU cores||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.65GHz||-||4x Cortex-A35 @ 1.9GHz|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP2 @ 950MHz||Mali-G72 MP3 @ 800MHz||PowerVR GT7400+ @ 800MHz|
|Process||16nm FFC||12nm FF||10nm FF+|
You haven't understand...that's not racism...I haven't any problem with chinese I'm only against Qualcomm's monopoly and the way they built it according to some jugements. I would like to see more major companies to use Mediatek's...it doesn't...
are you even related to the company? its business you know? go back to school man. such a racist -_-
The question is simple : What about patents? See : - the definition of standard essential patents (SEP) - the definition of fair, reasonable and non discriminatory (FRAND) - the definition of abuse of dominance - find judgments I talk abo...
anti-you, 20 Mar 2018are you even related to the company? its business you know? go back to school man. such a racist -_-You haven't understand...that's not racism...I haven't any problem with chinese
I'm only against Qualcomm's monopoly and the way they built it according to some jugements.
I would like to see more major companies to use Mediatek's...it doesn't mind me if these major companies are chinese or not.
I only think the lack of updates aren't related to Mediatek but to OEM.
Today's customers of Mediatek are often tiny OEM (like Ulefone for exemple...love their T2 PRO, but I'm not confident to see update on it) that can't update devices.
As I can't find many Helio X or P on devices in Europe and as I doesn't want to support Qualcomm, I sometime buy devices from these tiny OEM, and I'm mostly happy with it.
But I would be glad to find devices with Mediatek's and better support.
Maybe with Oppo! Unfortunately, R15 seems to forget to use LTE Bands 20 and 28
I use other soc too, from Amlogic or Realtek (and try Rockchip and Allwinner).
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2018You don't answer the question! Hw much OEM Pay to Qualcomm even when they don't use Snapdragon... moreare you even related to the company? its business you know? go back to school man. such a racist -_-
[deleted post]The question is simple :
What about patents?
- the definition of standard essential patents (SEP)
- the definition of fair, reasonable and non discriminatory (FRAND)
- the definition of abuse of dominance
- find judgments I talk about
I advice to read Korean judgement...you can find it on Qualcomm's website!
You will imagine why an expensive flagship will never use Mediatek.
There are major OEM (Samsung, HTC, Sony...). They have team of developers and they pay it. They get modules from vendors (soc, touchscreen, gyroscope, camera) and build the firmware.
There are small OEM. They are mainly a factory and have a very limited team of developpers. Providing modules is vendor's job. Building rom is OEM's job. You haven't the team to build it, you ask someone to do it! But you pay for that! That's normal!
Mediatek's customers are :
- small OEM. Limited team lead to limited updates...easy to understand
- major OEM on entry level. Limited Price lead to limited updates...
I must add that Sony or Nokia release updates on their few devices that use Mediatek's soc.
AnonD-694886, 27 Feb 2018You see, the reason why there aren't custom ROMs for MTK chip-based phones is because of they ... moreYou don't answer the question! Hw much OEM Pay to Qualcomm even when they don't use Snapdragon?
Tiny chinese OEM don't developpe Rom themselves! Rom isn't only soc related!
Ask them to pay their own developpers instead asking Mediatek to do their job! Yes it cost!
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Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018What about patents? Remember that Qualcomm was condamned in China, korea, Taiwan and European... moreYou see, the reason why there aren't custom ROMs for MTK chip-based phones is because of they never share the source code for free, and even if they do share it, they want money for doing it. If the manufacturers pay that fee, the fee will be reflected on the price. So either they make the phone more expensive, or simply not upgrade Android in the future.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018Strange things on Mediatek's webpage! P30 announce 4k/30fps and h265/vp9 encoding P60 announ... moreMediatek shenanigans :)
I bought 2 different Mediatek handsets last year without thinking thoroughly due to attractive prices, no support for Oreo, no 4K coding or decoding, less network frequencies. It's pain to not be able to read 4K media recorded by older phones such as Galaxy S5 for example or 4K feeds...
AnonD-83364, 26 Feb 2018Personally I think they should have jumped to the newer Cortex-A75 and A55 cores. Because th... moreReason is costs...
They can't sell real high-end, like mt6595 or X30. Both are commercial failures!
Helio P serie is Snapdragon 6xx counterpart, not S8xx...
According to Geekbench P60 scores as well as 660.
Mediatek introduce many things on soc before Apple, Huawei or Qualcomm but people and market doesn't know/care :
- h265 decoding support
- vp9 decoding support
- 4k/h265/vp9 encoding support
- dual camera native support both dual focal zooming and black&white+color
- 120hz screen support
- Artificial Intelligence
- dual-sim volte
If you can't reach OEM, all you will do is useless...
X30 reach only Meizu Pro 7 Plus
Mt6595 reach only Meizu and zopo
French websites only test P25 version or Pro 7!!!!
So that Mediatek stop helio X serie
Personally I think they should have jumped to the newer Cortex-A75 and A55 cores. Because they are more power efficient and they are faster cores at the same clock speed as a Cortex-A73 and A53. MediaTek is always behind the others.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018Wondering if it supports 4K and Hevc for both coding and decoding unlike p20 & p23 last yearStrange things on Mediatek's webpage!
P30 announce 4k/30fps and h265/vp9 encoding
P60 announce 16MP/90fps...but only h264 encoding! No sense!
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2018How many cores in adreno 506 ?? I don't known because in mali gpu the number is clear mp2 = 2 ... moreCores means nothing on gpu!
A dual core on powerVR is often as powerfull than a quadcore on Mali...
It's hard to compare even 3D benchmarks aren't able to do it properly.
Gpu does texturing, geometry
High-end soc treats texturing and bandwidth to scores on benchmarks.
When benchmarks says high-end is 3 Times better, you sometime get only 30% better framerate in real game.
Many games run well on a PowerVR6250 (2 cores) even on a 2560*1600 screen!
Benchmarks are made to give you reasons to buy flagship
ProJames, 26 Feb 20181: Why 12nm? Like, competitors are at 14nm or 10nm, but MediaTek always wants to be special (t... more14nm is user by Samsung for Exynos ans Snapdragon...
Tsmc use 16nm instead...both are very close!
Apple and Huawei used Tsmc 16nm too on aime soc...
AI exists on Helio X20 before Huawei and Apple talk about it!!!!
It doesn't use only CPU but Heterogeneous multiprocessing...the soc is able to use CPU/gpu/isp/dsp for AI...
For exemple dsp is more efficient for voice recognition
Isp for image/face recognition.
OK, now all we need is a phone for this chip. I will buy such a phone immediately as it will be considerably cheaper than qualcomm competition. Or exynos. Like Galaxy A8. 500 EUR? For a midrange chipset? Never...
Qualcomm killers ..snapdragon killers...
How many cores in adreno 506 ?? I don't known because in mali gpu the number is clear mp2 = 2 cores or mp4 = 4 cores ... in adreno not easy to know 😓
ProJames, 26 Feb 20181: Why 12nm? Like, competitors are at 14nm or 10nm, but MediaTek always wants to be special (t... moreit's a mid-range SoC, doesn't need to use top of the line lithography process to be relevant. heck, even 14nm FF are still damn good.
1: Why 12nm? Like, competitors are at 14nm or 10nm, but MediaTek always wants to be special (that 16nm...).
2: Yaaaay! That AI madness buzzword! I just want AI to be a dumb bubble like the dot com bubble. LET IT BURST. Also that AI core I bet it is only a 0.5GHz A53. Keep the prices MT-low
Wondering if it supports 4K and Hevc for both coding and decoding unlike p20 & p23 last year
AnonD-694886, 26 Feb 2018MediaTek always gimps the GPU. IMO the only thing holding back MediaTek is that it is not... moreWhat about patents?
Remember that Qualcomm was condamned in China, korea, Taiwan and European Union...
Each year Qualcomm pay for abusing (from 774 millions to 995 millions)...but earn 6 billions benefits with patents for exemple in 2016 (that's far far more than their benefits on soc). What will they stop?
Apple accuse them to force buying their products (lte chip)...
Imagine if they put Apple, a Powerfull company, under preasure, what are they able to do with weaker companies.
What will be the market if more major OEM use Mediatek? An entry level soc, mt6737, released with Android 6.0 is up to date if used by Nokia.
JoHei, 26 Feb 2018It's not gimped. This isn't a flagship so it looks good IMO. This SoC probably is in the level... moreWith the P series, maybe not, but with the X series, it is severely outmatched by rival's competing products.
Mtk Helio P23 Processor
Smartphon, 26 Feb 2018Mediatek: The power eating house. You need to update yourself