MediaTek Debuts Helio P70 SoC to Combat Snapdragon 700
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. It is paired with a 900 MHz Mali-G72 GPU and supports up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Together, these boost speeds 13% and power efficiency 15% when compared to the P60. The processor can support full HD+ displays with aspect ratios up to 20:9. The P70 includes a 525 MHz multi-core AI Processor Unit that MediaTek says delivers 10% to 30% more AI processing efficiency. This comes into play with the camera capabilities, which allow for a 3x improvement in depth-mapping, smoother bokeh previews, EIS, facial detection, scene detection, and anti-blooming engine (to prevent whiteouts), all while saving power. The P70 also supports real-time HDR processing for photos and videos, and can save RAW HDR images. The processor can handle a 32-megapixel single camera, or a 24- and 16-megapixel paired camera combo. MediaTek says the P70 delivers better gaming performance, dropping power usage by 35% when compared to the P60. On the connectivity front, the P70 supports dual-SIM phones with VoLTE/ViLTE; Cat 7 LTE with two-channel carrier aggregation; and Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, and FM radios. The Helio P70 is in volume production now, and is expected to be available in consumer devices as soon as November.
Feb 27, 2018
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
Dec 5, 2018
Qualcomm today fully revealed the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, its top-tier system-on-a-chip heading into 2019. Qualcomm focus on a number of pillars when developing this SoC, including performance, connectivity, AI, camera, and entertainment.
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.
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.
May 30, 2017
ARM recently announced the Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processor cores, the first to support its DynamIQ technology. ARM first revealed DynamIQ earlier this year, an advancement of its big.LITTLE technology that allows paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements at hand.