MediaTek said to have a pair of 12nm mid-range chipsets on the way, Helio P40 and Helio P70
by Alan Friedman / Jan 02, 2018, 2:03 PM
MediaTek is also believed to be working on a couple of mid-range chipsets, the Helio P40 and Helio P70. If the rumors are legit, both are being built by TSMC using the 12nm process, and figure to arrive in Q2 of 2018. The Helio P40 carries an octa-core CPU with four A73 cores clocked at 2GHz to do the heavy lifting, and four A53 cores, also clocked at 2GHz, for the light housekeeping. The GPU is the Mali-G72 MP3 clocked at 700MHz, and the chip supports cameras up to 32MP. The chipset is compatible with up to 8GB of RAM. There is support for LTE Cat. 7.
The Helio P70 also carries an octa-core CPU. The configuration is almost exactly the same as found with the Helio P40 except for the faster 2.5GHz clock speed available on the two A73 cores. The P70 comes with a quad-core Mali-G72 GPU clocked at 800MHz, and is compatible with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The Helio P70 is said to be expected inside full-screen Xiaomi Redmi models, and handsets produced by Vivo, Oppo, and Gionee.
Low sales of the high-end Helio X30 chipset, found this year inside only two two handsets (Meizu Pro 7 Plus and Meitu V6) forced MediaTek to back off a new Helio X SoC for 2018. As we recently told you, the company's market share declined from 18% in 2016 to 14% last year.
source: CounterpointReserach via GizChina
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"MediaTek said to be have a pair of"... I think there's something wrong in the title, grammar wise.
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 2:10 PM 1
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To be have or not to be have
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 2:12 PM 1
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Anyone have a phone with MediaTek chips, can give us an idea of how well devices perform with them vs lets say Apple's A series or Qualcomm SD series or the Exynos from Samsung? Not talking about benchmarks as they don't mean jack. Talking about someone who owns a phone or 2 with competing hardware who can provide a perception of performance based on their usage.
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 2:20 PM 0
P20 performed good in the xa1 series. On par with 625 type phones. Had a xa1 ultra and a moto z play, not much difference in day to day use. One thing nice about the Qualcomm is larger base of aftermarket chargers. Mediateks charge quite slow and only option for them are the pump express chargers which basically do not exist in the west.
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 2:24 PM 1
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Thanks for the response. Sound like a midranger that I wouldn't be considering as an alter active daily driver So8nds like this is why Qualc9mm is where they are while many try to claim they have a monopoly or that every OEM should invest in chips. This is why they shouldn't. Because the chip market would be diluted with garbage and o my the best if gonna sell anyways. Look at tablets. When Android cane, cheap crappy tablets came out of nowhere and then diluted the market to where on Samsung and Apple have the lions share. We don't need OEMs to sell garbage to help.us identify what is best. QC is where they are because no one can compete on their me so of quality and performance.
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 6:49 PM 0
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Software update is suck on mediatek powered device.. (All 2 years old Xiaomi's phones get oreo.. except some models which use mediatek.. Meizu also bad about android update.. HTC U Play released in Feb'17 and stuck with the ancient Marshmallow)
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 9:42 PM 1
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I haven't gotten excited about anything by mediatek in forever and that still hasn't changed.
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 2:33 PM 1
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it's a good thing the G72 is a good GPU
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 4:33 PM 0
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Once I had Sony Xperia P, just used it for a month, it was crappy, later I started understanding tech and never ever bought any phone which had mediatek chip, it sucked a lot, after one bad experience i learnt my lesson, snapdragon is all time great and nowadays exynos is the best of all
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 10:48 PM 1
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It's 2018, ladies and gentlemen. And if an SoC launched in 2018 doesn't support ARM's DynamIQ supported A55s and A75s cores then they're 'ANCIENT' already. Qualcomm is expected to launch Snapdragon 460, 640 and 670 SoCs in the first quarter, and all of them support DynamIQ. It's about time for Mediatek to catch-up with Qualcomm. G'Day!
posted on Jan 02, 2018, 11:08 PM 4
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