Last month, MediaTek introduced its first chipset with a multi-core AI processing, Helio P60. One of the first smartphones to come powered with the chipset is the Oppo F7 which recently made its debut in India. Now, Xiaomi is reportedly planning to incorporate the Helio P60 SoC in its upcoming smartphone.
Helio P60 adds AI processing capabilities to mid-range smartphones and the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone could also be priced accordingly. As a MyDrivers report says, information from Xiaomi’s Taiwanese supply chain claims that Xiaomi could be preparing the Helio P60-powered smartphone for Q2, 2018. It is speculated that this device could be a variant of the Mi 7 flagship smartphone.
According to the report, Xiaomi will also adopt another 12nm chip, possibly the Helio P70, in the second half of the year. In addition to Xiaomi, Vivo is also expected to use the Helio P60 chipset in its upcoming device. The move is expected to help MediaTek improve its Q2 revenue to exceed $60 billion.
As for the Helio P60, the chipset is built on 12nm FinFET process which is promised to offer 15 percent reduced power consumption. The octa-core SoC has clock speeds of up to 2GHz. It uses four Cortex A73 cores and four Cortex A53 cores, both clocked at 2GHz. It comes with Mali G72 MP3 GPU clocked at 800MHz. The GPU is further said to offer 70 percent boost in gaming performance over the previous generation P series.
Talking about the Xiaomi Mi 7, the smartphone is said to add to the company’s flagship line of devices. It is expected to feature a 6.01-inch OLED display with the famed notch and feature a 20-megapixel camera. Recently, it was spotted in benchmark tests with a 2,449 score on single-score and 8,309 in multi-core test. The smartphone is further likely to pack 6GB of RAM.
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In separate leaks, another Xiaomi smartphone has been detailed, which is said to be a variant of the Mi 7. This device is expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is expected to be called the Mi 7 Plus and run Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood. Now, if this variant runs the Qualcomm chipset then the one running Helio could either be from a different lineup altogether or be a third variant of the Mi 7 series.