It looks like MediaTek is realizing the great business potential on the mid-range smartphone market. The company’s newly announced MediaTek Helio P23 and P30 SoCs are meant to focus on that.
Other than the usual performance and power efficiency updates, the new Helio processors offer other improvements as well.
First and foremost, it has better support for dual cameras. The updates utilizes both hardware and software components to ensure its effectiveness. The Helio P23 can support dual 13-megapixel cameras, while the Helio P30 can go up to two 16-megapixel sensors.
The two will have MediaTek’s Imagiq 2.0 technology suite. However, only the P30 will sport the new Vision Processing Unit (VPU). This is a 500MHz “dedicated camera-assisting hardware unit” that works together with the chipset’s other components.
Furthermore, the new processors have Dual 4G VoLTE. As per MediaTek, this is the world’s first dual SIM, dual VoLTE/ViLTE support.
The new MediaTek Helio P23 and P30 SoCs will have eight ARM Cortec-A53 processors, with a clock speed of up to 2.3GHz. It will also come equipped with a Mali-G71MP2 graphics card clocked at 770MHz and 950MHz for the P23 and P30, respectively.
The MediaTek Helio P23 will be available globally before the end of the year. On the other hand, the MediaTek Helio P30 will be initially available in China.