MediaTek Helio P23 and P30 SoCs expected to be introduced on August 29
Two new chips will be unveiled by MediaTek later this month, a new report coming from China claims. As the title says, the Helio P23 and P30 processors are expected to be introduced on August 29, although it will be more interesting to learn what smartphones will include them first.
The less-powerful Helio P23 is manufactured on the 16nm process and features eight cores. The chipsets will support Quad HD displays, as well as dual-camera setups, which will probably make it perfect for mid-range smartphones.
On the other hand, MediaTek's Helio P30 SoC will use TSMC's 12nm manufacturing process and should include four ARM Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, and another four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Connectivity-wise, the forthcoming Helio P30 will feature Cat.10 support allowing for download speeds of up to 600Mbps.
According to the source of the leak, Chinese companies like Oppo, Vivo, Meizu, and Xiaomi will be the first to adopt these MediaTek chipsets, which will be commercially available in the fourth quarter of the year.
In the same piece of news, a previous report suggests MediaTek is considering dropping the price of the Helio P23 chipset to match the recent price cut of the Snapdragon 450 processor. The information is unconfirmed though.