MediaTek announces the Helio P25 octa-core processor
MediaTek's latest chip follows the general trend of the mobile market, offering improved support for the dual-camera setup that quickly moves from the high-end sector of the market to the mid-range area.
The Helio P25 is an octa-core processor that "combines the power of 16nm Octa-core processing with MediaTek Imagiq - a superior Image Signal Processor (ISP) technology - and dual camera features to satisfy smartphone photographers." According to MediaTek, this new chip's 12-bit Dual ISP provides the following highlights:
- single 24 MP or dual 13 MP + 13 MP camera support
- color + mono de-noise and real-time shallow DoF bokeh
- Turbo 3A that accelerates auto exposure convergence speed by up to 55 percent
- video HDR with full preview
The new chip is built using the 16 nm FinFET process and uses eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2.5 GHz, next to the ARM Mali-T880 dual GPU. MediaTek Helio P25 also comes with enhanced LTE upload speeds and support for up to 6 GB LPDDR4x memory.
The first devices to use the MediaTek Helio P25 are expected to hit the market by the end of Q1 2017.