Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek on Tuesday launched two new system-on-chips (SoCs) — Helio P23 and Helio P30 — that are designed to deliver performance, power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities in the premium mid-range smartphones.
“Reaching the mid market means bringing people affordable devices that power and perform with the latest features, like dual-cameras and 4G LTE connectivity,” TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit, said in a statement.
“In the rapidly growing arena of new premium mid-range devices, mobile technology innovators know they need to stand out in a crowded field – P23 and P30 enable them to do that,” Lee added.
The P23 and P30 bring dual-camera support to the MediaTek Helio line, delivering software and hardware-backed dual-camera features for superior photography experience. ALSO READ: MediaTek launches ‘Dual 4G VoLTE’ solution along with ‘smallest SoC’ for IoTs
The MediaTek Helio P23 features support for 13+13 megapixel dual-camera setups, while MediaTek Helio P30 supports up to 16+16 megapixels.
Incorporating MediaTek’s Imagiq 2.0 technology suite, the chipsets are equipped to minimise aliasing, grain and noise resulting in clear and high-quality images in different lighting conditions.
Additionally, a new hardware Camera Control Unit (CCU) – with auto exposure convergence speed up to twice as fast as competitors.
The P30 also features a new Vision Processing Unit (VPU) paired to the Image Signal Processors that allow manufacturers the ability to customise camera functionality. ALSO READ: Samsung unveils Tizen 4.0, Tizen RT with focus on IoT devices
MediaTek’s CorePilot 4.0 technology with power aware scheduling, thermal management and UX monitoring enables sustained high-performance user experience.
The MediaTek Helio P23 will be available globally in the fourth quarter 2017. MediaTek Helio P30 will be first launched in China in the same quarter.