Taiwanese chipmaker, MediaTek launches the Helio P90 SoC for new upcoming Smartphones. And it was announced with new AI Engine, and support for 48-Megapixel Cameras.
The new MediaTek Helio P90 SoC was officially launched on Thursday, and it comes with AI engine, which is four times more powerful than the former generation, Helio P70 and Helio P60 chipset.
However, the new processor comes with new-generation DynamIQ CPU cores, and there are two Cortex-A75 cores for heavy lifting, clocked up to 2.2GHz.
While the six Cortex-A55 cores is for lighter tasks, clocked up to 2.0GHz frequency. The both SoC chipset isn’t that bad for both heavy and light apps.
To deliver an unprecedented graphic experience for your mobile phone, MediaTek is using an Imagination Technologies PowerVR GM 9446 GPU.
The company boasts of 50 percent performance than the Mali-G72 MP3 used in the Helio P60, Helio P70, and Samsung’s mid-range Exynos 9610.
For the AI capability, the processor is equipped with APU which increased at clock speed to 624Mhz (from 525Mhz), all thanks to the AI Accelerator hardware, which is the biggest machine learning power.
The Helio P90 also sports another bit of AI silicon, dubbed the Face Detection Engine. However, the SoC also supports 2-channel 1866MHz LPDDR4x RAM (up to 8GB) and 21:9 Full-HD+ (1080×2520 pixels) displays.
For the camera aspect, the MediaTek Helio P90 SoC comes with three image signal processors (ISPs) and supports up to 48-megapixel single cameras, or 24MP + 16MP dual cameras. Which will support phones like Huawei Nova 4.
The SoC supports dual-SIM dual VoLTE, 2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0 as connectivity options. Anyways, the Helio P90 is expected to arrive in phones in the first half of 2019. Which will be available globally in consumer devices in the first quarter of 2019.
“The Helio P90 is an AI processing powerhouse with ultra-fast performance and a host of AI-powered imaging improvements. This chip will reset consumer expectations of what a smartphone can do, and usher in a new era of super high-resolution smartphone photography to the market,” said TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit.
The company claims the SoC will give OEMs “the ability to offer outstanding camera features, battery life, performance and top of the line AI capabilities, while making devices accessible to mass-market consumers.”