Mediatek is one of the largest chip makers in the world, along with Qualcomm, of course. The company has freshly unveiled its Helio P25 octa-core chipset, produced using the 16nm TSMC process.
This offers incredible efficiency as well as the ability to power big phones with an ultra slim exterior. The chip maker claims that this is designed to work with dual-camera smartphones which have become increasingly popular in the past few years.
The chip uses the Mediatek Imagiq Image Signal Processor that can power dual 13MP rear cameras, and offer features like monochrome + color (similar to what we see on Huawei’s Leica branded smartphones). Further, the company claims that the chip will offer video HDR with full preview as well as enhanced bokeh effects.
Speaking more about the performance aspect, it comes with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz each. Further, it has the ARM Mali-T880 dual GPU with a clock-speed of up to 900MHz plus support for Cat.6 LTE and 6GB of LPDDR4x memory. The company is wasting no time in bringing this particular chipset to the markets. It is said that we can expect to see devices powering the Helio P25 chip by Q1 2017. Perhaps some Chinese OEMs will have a smartphone or two to display at the upcoming MWC event later this month.
Qualcomm is placing its bets on the Snapdragon 835 chipset this year, which is expected to power the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the LG G6 and more.