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MediaTek unveils the new Helio P22 for the mid-range

The Helio P60 has been mostly successful, and MediaTek will attempt to build on that success. (Source: MediaTek)
The Helio P60 has been mostly successful, and MediaTek will attempt to build on that success. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek has unveiled its new SoC, the Helio P22. The chipset is built on a 12nm manufacturing process and will offer stiff resistance to SoCs like the Snapdragon 450 and Kirin 659.
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At an event in Taiwan yesterday, MediaTek unveiled its latest SoC, the Helio P22. The P22 is marketed as a sub-premium SoC, and is supposed to find its way into mid-range devices starting Q2 2018.

“Our latest generation of Helio chips, such as the P60, have generated significant interest and exceeded our expectations," TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit was quoted as saying. "With support for high-quality dual camera photography, AI enhancements and incredible power efficiency, the Helio P22 sets a new bar for accessibility to premium features. We expect continued device maker wins and consumer growth in this segment with MediaTek’s new Helio P22 chipset.”

The P22 will likely be a cheaper alternative to the P23 that was released towards the end of 2017. The SoC is built on TSMC's 12nm node and features eight Cortex-A53 cores with clock speeds of up to 2.0 GHz. The fact that it only supports a 1600x720 display and up to a 13 MP + 8 MP dual rear camera setup will likely limit its real-life utility to budget devices, as opposed to the mid-range segment the company is marketing it for. Similar SoCs are the Kirin 659 and Snapdragon 625, although both chipsets are already on their way out.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-05-24 (Update: 2018-05-24)