MediaTek Debuts P20 Helio Processor and Wearable Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio P20 system-on-a-chip for phones and the MT2511 for wearables. The Helio P20 targets sub-flagship devices. It runs eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at speeds up to 2.3 GHz and it is paired with LPDDR4X RAM. The SoC was made with MediaTek's 16nm process and includes a Mali T880 GPU at 900 MHz. The SoC also packs a Cat 6 LTE modem with support for 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation for download speeds up to 300Mbps. The P20 consumes 25% less power than the Helio P10. The P20 uses the same image signal processor found in MediaTek's high-end Helio X10 chip, and can handle large-megapixel cameras and high-definition video. The Helio P20 will ship in the second half of 2016. The MT2511 is an improved biosensor for fitness-based wearables. It can capture ECG and PPG signals at the same time and uses such a small amount of power than it can track heart beats through the night to measure resting heartrates. MediaTek claims the MT2511 is so accurate, it can also capture EMG, EEG, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure signals. MediaTek envisions the MT2511 will be useful in the health industry. MediaTek didn't say if the MT2511 will also be compatible with smartwatches.
Mar 27, 2018
Huawei today introduced the P20 and P20 Pro at an event in Paris. The new phones, direct competitors to Apple's iPhone, are high-end devices that include unique colors, powerful processors, and the newest camera technology.
Oct 24, 2018
MediaTek today announced the Helio P70, a refreshed system-on-a-chip that goes head-to-head with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 and 700 series for sub-flagship devices. The Helio P70 is based on a 64-bit, octa-core CPU built from ARM Cortex A73 and A53 cores with clock speeds up to 2.1 GHz.
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
Dec 13, 2018
MediaTek today announced the Helio P90, a system-on-a-chip that delivers improvements to artificial intelligence performance and media capture. The P90 is an octa-core chip with two ARM A75 cores at 2.2 GHz and six A55 cores at 2.0 GHz.