What will the current world be without AI? I can’t imagine. MediaTek is stepping up its AI-centric P60 chipset with the announcement of a new more polished platform. The Helio P70 will get a 10-30% boost in terms of AI tasks and a 13% improvement on general tasks. This actually implies that we are going to get just minor upgrade over the P60.
The new chipset is built on the same 12nm process, but it runs both its CPU and its GPU at higher clock speeds. As far as the processor is concerned, the four big cores, Cortex-A73, now run at 2.1GHz. Meanwhile, the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU is now clocked at 900MHz. There’s a table below with more details.
The Helio P70 is said to use up to 35% less power in popular games compared to the P60, despite the bump in performance. Energy Aware Scheduling+ is a thermal management solution that promises to lower operating temperature by up to 4.5°C (the P60 had the non-plus version of this tech).
The chipset has hardware to do the heavy lifting when it comes to camera effects. Bokeh is rendered at 24fps, a 3x improvement in performance. It has a hardware warping engine for low-power electronic image stabilization (MediaTek says it saves 23mA per second vs. doing it on the GPU).
The P70 has triple ISPs that can handle a 24+16MP dual camera or a single 32MP camera. supports up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM (1,800MHz). It can use UFS 2.1 or eMMC 5.1 storage. The built-in modem supports two SIMs, VoLTE and Band 71 (600MHz), which is popular in the US.
Difference Between Helio P60 and Helio P70
|Helio P60||Helio P70|
|Process||12nm (TSMC)||12nm (TSMC)|
|Big CPU cores||4x Cortex-A73 at 2.0GHz||4x Cortex-A73 at 2.1GHz|
|Small CPU cores||4x Cortex-A53 at 2.0GHz||4x Cortex-A53 at 2.0GHz|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3 at 800MHz||Mali-G72 MP3 at 900MHz|
|RAM||Up to 8GB 1,800MHz LPDDR4X||Up to 8GB 1,800MHz LPDDR4X|
|Storage||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1|
|Camera||20+16MP or 32MP||24+16MP or 32MP|
|Screen||2,400 x 1,080px||2,400 x 1,080px|
|4G LTE||Cat. 7 (DL) / Cat. 13 (UL)||Cat. 7 (DL) / Cat. 13 (UL)|