MediaTek unveiled the new Helio P25 processors

- Adrian Ungureanu
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MediaTek announced, on its official website, 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.

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%
“MediaTek Helio P25 paves the way for high-resolution and feature-rich smartphone cameras that enable amazing static shots and 4K2K videos,”said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek. “Supporting two cameras up to 13MP each, the MediaTek Helio P25 redefines expectations for mobile photography and our multimedia features like, MediaTek MiraVision technology, continuously enhance visual user-experiences.”

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.