It’s been only a couple of months since the Helio P70 was announced, but now, we’re already seeing a follow-up. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new MediaTek Helio P70, a chipset that will power some of the upcoming midrange smartphones from now on.
The MediaTek Helio P90 brings subtle but really significant updates over its predecessor. It now comes with a 2x Cortex-A75 and 6x Cortex-A55 processor configuration, which shall provide better power efficiency.
MediaTek also revamped the graphics chip. It now uses an IMG PowerVR GM 9446 GPU, which can deliver up to 15% of performance bump over the Mali-G72 of the Helio P70.
Although the processor is slated to power midrange devices, MediaTek will try to break boundaries by including features that were used to be exclusive to more expensive devices.
For one, the MediaTek Helio P90 can handle a camera sensor that has up to a 48-megapixel. It can also take RAW images, has better AI support for low-light scenarios, and can record slow-mo videos of up to 480fps.
Of course, there’s the aforementioned Google Lens support. The chipset also has ARCore built in.
MediaTek said that they have already started producing this chipset and is expected to power the upcoming midrange smartphones of 2019.