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The Ulefone T2 Pro will be the first device to feature the new Helio P70 SoC

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The Helio P70 made a huge splash in the waters last week when it was benchmarked. It looks like we'll be getting a device powered by the SoC as early as next month, as an announcement by Ulefone claims the company's upcoming T2 Pro smartphone will feature the chipset.
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MediaTek's has released two new mid-range SoC, albeit unofficially. The two new chipsets, the Helio P40 and Helio P70 will sail uncharted waters, as they punch well above their weight class in what would be a return to form for MediaTek after the failure that was the Helio X30 last year. One of these SoCs is set to be featured on a device soon—an official announcement by Ulefone has confirmed that the OEM's upcoming T2 Pro smartphone will be the first device to be powered by the Helio P70.

The Helio P70 was benchmarked last week, and while we had our reservations about some of the listed scores, the SoC impressed. As a complete package, the chipset does extremely well when pitted against the Kirin 960, Huawei's in-house SoC that powered devices like the Huawei Mate 9. In terms of raw performance, we expect it to offer an experience similar to the Snapdragon 821, and that is impressive considering the fact that it's just a mid-range SoC.

Not much is known about the T2 Pro itself. The announcement touts a device with an 18:9 display, albeit with an iPhone X-esque notch at the top that could take that aspect ratio to the 19:9 range or thereabouts. It will feature horizontally-aligned dual rear cameras—like with the iPhone 7 Plus, and will be launched at the Mobile World Congress which will take place in Barcelona next month.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-01-31 (Update: 2018-01-31)