MediaTek announces Helio P25 chip for dual-camera smartphones. MediaTek today announced the launch of its MediaTek Helio P25, the newest addition to the MediaTek Helio P series mobile processor family. The new chipset 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.
|MediaTek announces Helio P25 chip for dual-camera smartphones|
MediaTek Helio P25 is designed to offer premium quality imaging, high-end camera features and other innovative photography technology that takes full advantage of today's dual camera smartphones. Helio P25 is a marked evolution of the successful MediaTek Helio P series-including MediaTek Helio P10 and P20-by combining dual-camera support with power-saving technology and advanced multimedia capabilities.
With its range of hardware image signal-processing (ISP) features, MediaTek Helio P25 puts advanced camera effects at user fingertips, including shallow depth-of-field - typically associated more expensive lenses - and high performance auto exposure that lets users capture the highest quality images in any lighting scenario.
The MediaTek Helio P25 innovative 12bit Dual ISP offers:
Pioneering Resolution: Up to 24MP single camera or 13MP+13MP dual camera
Dual Camera-optimized: Color + Mono de-noise and real-time shallow DoF bokeh
High Dynamic Range: Video HDR with full preview
High Performance Auto Exposure: Turbo 3A to accelerate AE convergence speed by 30-55%
By adopting a 16nm FinFET process node, MediaTek Helio P25 offers up to 25% better power efficiency. The Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at up to 2.5GHz, delivers more power while using less energy than competing solutions. On the graphics side, MediaTek Helio P25 benefits from the recent ARM Mali-T880 dual GPU clocked at up to 900MHz, perfect for demanding video and gaming applications.
The newly released chipset supports enhanced uploads in LTE (up to 64QAM uplink for LTE-TDD mode) and has advanced power efficiency features, including compatibility with MediaTek's Envelope Tracking Modulator to deliver more processing power and less heat.
MediaTek Helio P25 further drives next-gen technology by supporting low power double data rate random access memory (LPDDR4x) up to 6GB, which improves bandwidth by up to 70% while reducing the memory's power needs for energy-efficient multitasking, contributing to an improved user experience and more flexible device use.
Smartphones powered by MediaTek Helio P25 are expected to be on the market in Q1 2017.