MediaTek has unveiled a new powerful Helio P90 system-on-chip (SoC) with 4X more powerful AI processing than the Helio P70 and Helio P60 chipsets. The P90 is based on new generation AI architecture for a great AI processing boost which features APU 2.0, said company in a press statement on Thursday.
The chipset manufacturer claims that Helio P90 comes with a powerful AI engine and support for faster, complex and more dynamic AI experiences. The octa-core chipset is designed with two Arm A75 processors operating at up to 2.2GHz and six A55 processors operating at up to 2.0GHz. It packs PowerVR GM 9446 GPU and MediaTek’s newest CorePilot technology to ensure efficient processing across all cores.
Even the battery life optimization in Helio P90 is claimed to be superior. MediaTek says P90 gives users the highest sustainable performance with low power operation for better battery life and power on demand. Additionally, it brings an upgraded triple image signal processing (ISPs) capable of 14-bit RAW and 10-bit YUV for photography enthusiasts. The Helio P90 supports up to 48-megapixel camera or 24+16 MP dual-cameras and allows 30 frames per second (FPS) with zero shutter delay, or super slow-motion at 480FPS in HD.
“The Helio P90 gives device makers the ability to offer outstanding camera features, battery life, performance and top of the line AI capabilities, while making devices accessible to mass-market consumers,” said TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit. “The Helio P90 is an AI processing powerhouse with ultra-fast performance and a host of AI-powered imaging improvements. This chip will reset consumer expectations of what a smartphone can do, and usher in a new era of super high-resolution smartphone photography to the market.”
MediaTek Helio P90 also supports Google Lens, deep-learning facial detection, real-time beautification, object and scene identification, artificial reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) acceleration along with other real-time enhancements for photos and videos, says manufacturer.
Its NeuroPilot SDK is fully compliant with Google’s Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI), hence app developers and device makers can create innovative AI applications with the Helio P90 using common frameworks.
MediaTek suggests that Helio P90 is expected to be available globally in consumer devices starting in Q1, 2019.