MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-Core 12nm SoC with Dual VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, AI-enhancements announced

MediaTek just introduced its first budget SoC based on 12nm TSMC FinFET technology for improved battery efficiency compared to 16nm. It supports 20:9 HD+ screen, has Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs with MediaTek CorePilot, new IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU, and flexible LPDDR3/LPDDR4x memory controller.  It supports 13+8MP dual  or 21MP single camera setup,
backed by a hardware depth engine for Depth of Field (Bokeh) effects.

“MediaTek’s Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) has been upgraded with a new Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine, which cleverly mitigates
warped (‘jello effect’) video when capturing fast action or
scene panning,” said the company. The 3DNR and clear-image zoom technology and Camera Control Unit (CCU) promises faster focal
exposure adjustment for improved low-light performance.

It also has AI-enhancements such as Face ID (Face Unlock) and
smart photo albums. MediaTek NeuroPilot support, developers
and device makers have the best possible AI-ecosystem, with support for common AI frameworks and full compliance with Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI).

It has 4G LTE WorldMode modem that integrates dual 4G SIM with VoLTE/ViLTE, MediaTek TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology and essential new standards such as, eMBMS, HUPE, Band 71 and advanced IMS. Connectivity upgrades include a new, dedicated sub-processor for
4-Satellite multi-GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo), Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi (now 802.11ac).

 Helio P22  Helio P23
Process TSMC 12nm TSMC 16nm
Apps CPU 8x Cortex-A53 @ 2GHz 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.65
Memory LPDDR3: 933MHz up to 4GB; LPDDR4X: 1600MHz up to 6GB, eMMC 5.1 LPDDR3: 933MHz up to 4GB; LPDDR4X: 1600MHz up to 6GB, eMMC 5.1
Camera 13MP+8MP,
21MP @ 30fps. AI Face ID (Face Unlock), AI Smart Photo Album, Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction;
24MP @ 30fps. Dual camera: color+mono, wide + tele zoom
Video Decode 20:9 HD+ (1600 x 720) h.264, h.265 / HEVC at 30 fps 2160p (2160 x 1080), h.264, h.265 / HEVC at 30 fps
Video Encode 1080p h.264 at 30 fps 2160p h.264 at 30 fps
Graphics IMG PowerVR GE8320 650MHz ARM Mali-G71 MP2 770MHz
Modem Cat-4,
Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL
TAS 2.0, HUPE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71, Carrier Aggregation (CA),
CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE),
Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL
Dual 4G LTE DSDS with Dual VoLTE/ViLTE, 2×2 Carrier Aggregation; Low Power Design; TAS 2.0;
Connectivity Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac GPS/Glonass/Beidou ANT+, Bluetooth 5 /FM Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n GPS/Glonass/Beidou ANT+, Bluetooth 4.2 /FM

The Helio P22 is in production now, and is expected to be available in smartphones by the end of Q2 2018.

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