MediaTek launches the Helio P95 SoC
The MediaTek Helio P95 is this OEM's latest 4G/LTE chipset. It has some impressive connectivity specs, including Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as Cat. 12 download speeds; Cat. 13 upload speeds; 4 x 4 MIMO; ViLTE; VoLTE; Band 71 support and dual 4G SIMs. However, they may be seen as lagging behind now in a world of 5G and Wi-Fi 6.
Nevertheless, the Helio P95 does also support APU 2.0, which, as it is claimed, confers about 10% improvements in benchmarking scores over the previous generation. The rest of this chipset consists of 2 Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 6 A55 cores at 2.0GHz. Its GPU is an Imagination PowerVR GM 94446 that lacks speed-specs on its new OEM site page. However, it can run displays of up to 2520x1080 in resolution.
The Helio P95 can run 1 64MP sensor, or 24+16MP dual cameras. Its triple image signal processor (ISP) can handle up to 14-bit RAW and AI camera enhancements. They include an "AI-NR" low-light photography mode; 5-person human pose tracking; multiple object- and scene-identification and an AI depth engine.
This chipset also features MediaTek's HyperEngine features for gaming. They include a GPU rendering-to-display pipeline latency that is reduced by up to 60% (although the OEM did not specify what this stat relates to); improved power efficiency while gaming; CPU/GPU/memory management enhancements and streamlined cell tower connections. To date, however, smartphone OEMs are yet to exhibit Helio P95 uptake in their near-future devices.
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