MediaTek Helio P25 Octa-Core 16nm processor for ultra-thin smartphones with dual cameras announced

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MediaTek just announced Helio P25, its latest SoC in the Helio P series. It was unveiled in China back in September last year, is based on 16nm TSMC process technology and has MediaTek Imagiq Image Signal Processor (ISP) technology same has P20, but this has up to 13MP dual camera support optimized for Color + Mono de-noise as well as real-time shallow DoF bokeh and Video HDR with full preview.


It also has high performance auto exposure – Turbo 3A to accelerate AE convergence speed by 30-55%.

“MediaTek Helio P25 puts advanced camera effects at user fingertips, including shallow depth-of-field – typically associated more expensive lenses – and high performance auto exposure that lets users capture the highest quality images in any lighting scenario,” said the company.

It has Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at up to 2.5GHz, slightly faster than 2.3GHz P20. Other specifications such as ARM Mali-T880 dual GPU clocked at up to 900MHz, Cat.6 LTE, up to 6GB LPDDR4x memory are same as P20.

Smartphones powered by MediaTek Helio P25 are expected to be available sometime in Q1 2017. Hope we can expect some announcements at the MWC 2017 later this month.



Processor Helio P20 Helio P25
Process 16nm FinFET
APPs CPU 8x Cortex-A53 up to 2.3GHz 8x Cortex-A53 up to 2.5GHz
Memory and Storage 2 x LPDDR4X 1600MHz (up to 6GB) or 1x LPDDR3 933MHz (up to 4GB), eMMC 5.1
Camera 24MP at 24FPS w/ZSD, 12bit ISP, 3A HW engine 13+13MP dual camera or 24MP at 24FPS w/ZSD, 12bit ISP, 3A HW engine
Video Decode 4Kx2K @ 30fps H.264, HEVC
Video Encode 4Kx2K @ 30fps H.264
Graphics ARM Mali T-880 MP2 900MHz
Display 1920×1080 at 60fps. With 2x DSI for dual display
Modem LTE FDD TDD R.11 Cat.6 with 2×20 CA. C2K SRLTE. L+W DSDS support
Connectivity WiFi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n (with MT6630). GPS, Glonass, Beidou,Bluetooth, FM radio.

Commenting on the Helio P25, Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek, said:

MediaTek Helio P25 paves the way for high-resolution and feature-rich smartphone cameras that enable amazing static shots and 4K2K videos. Supporting two cameras up to 13MP each, the MediaTek Helio P25 redefines expectations for mobile photography and our multimedia features like, MediaTek MiraVision technology, continuously enhance visual user-experiences.

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