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MediaTek Helio P25 16nm FinFET Octa-core processor officially announced

MediaTek has officially announced a new smartphone chipset, the MediaTek Helio P25. It is the successor to the popular Helio P110 and the P20 chipsets.

MediaTeK Helio P25
But the company has upgraded the new chipset, quite a bit. The MediaTek Helio P25 is manufactured using a 16nm process, and offers better performance, while consumeing 25% less power. The processor has 8 Cortex ARM-A53 cores, clocked to a maximum soeed of up to 2.5GHz. Sadly MediaTek is sticking to eMMc 5.1 instead of UFS storage.

The chipset will come with an recent ARM Mali-T880, which has dual GPUs clocked at up to 900MHz. The Helio P25 supports upto 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, which can provide up to 70% bandwidth. The chipset supports up to 64 QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) uplink for TDD LTE.

The MediaTek Helio P25 supports up to to 23 MP lens for a single camera, or 13 + 13 MP dual cameras, thanks to its MediaTek Imagiq ISP (image signal processor), which is also used in the company's flagship processors, the MediaTeK Helio X23 and Helio X27.

This dual camera set up of couse, is one RGB color and a monochrome sensor, and can support real-time shallow Depth of field bokeh, HDR for Video with preview, Turbo 3A high performance auto exposure to speed up convergence speed by 30-55%.

MediaTeK Helio P25 Technical Specifications:

  • Process: 16nm FinFET
  • CPU: 4x Cortex-A53 @1.6GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @2.5GHz, MediaTek CorePilot heterogeneous computing architecture
  • Memory: up to 6GB LPDDR3 933MHz/DDR4x 1600MHz RAM
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T880 MP2 dual GPU @ 900MHz
  • Storage: eMMC 5.1
  • Display: Full HD 1920x1080 30fps,h.264 encoding, h.264/h.265/HEVC decoding, MiraVision EnergySmart Screen
  • Camera ISP: 24MP, 13MP + 13MP, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 24fps video
  • Camera Features: ZSD, 12bit Dual ISP, 3A HW engine, Bayer and Mono dual sensor support
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio,  GNSS, Carrier Aggregation (CA),  CDMA 2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE),  FDD / TDD LTE Cat-6

MediaTek says that phones powered by the new Helio P25 chipsets, will be available in the first quarter of 2017.