MediaTek Helio P65 12nm Octa-core SoC with support for 48MP camera announced

MediaTek unveiled its Helio P60 12nm Octa Core SoC with multi-core processing unit earlier last year. After almost a year and a half, today, MediaTek has announced its latest Helio P65 SoC. It is an improvement to the Helio P60 and comes with support for 48MP camera and claims to deliver better AI and gaming experience.

Helio P65 is an octa-core SoC built on the 12nm process and incorporates a pair of Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2.0GHz, plus six, Cortex-A55 processors in a single, octa-core cluster. The graphics are handled by the Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU with a maximum frequency of 820MHz. It can support display resolution of up to 2520 x 1080 resolution, up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC 5.1 storage. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, Beidou,  Galileo,  Glonass,  GPS, LTE Cat-4,  Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL with Carrier Aggregation.

The P65 SoC comes with a 100 percent boost in AI performance and a 30 percent improvement in AI-camera tasks like object recognition, Smart Photo Album, scene detection and more.

It also now supports single 48MP, 4-cell camera, and large, dual camera systems up to 16+16MP for a wide/telephoto lens along with support for professional-grade bokeh effects, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) technology. The maximum video recording capability is 2K at 30 fps and 1080P at 60 fps. It also claims to come with faster and improved facial recognition and adds a new layer of security.

The MediaTek Helio P65 has already entered mass production and is expected to be used in smartphones starting this July.

SoC Helio P65 Helio P60 Helio P70
Process TSMC 12nm
CPU 2x Cortex-A75 @ 2.0 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.1 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz
Memory 1X LPDDR3 933MHz,  1X LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHz

up to 8GB (LPDDR4x), eMMC 5.1

1X LPDDR3 933MHz, 2X LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHz

up to 8GB (LPDDR4x), eMMC 5.1 / UFS 2.1



48MP 4-cell @ 17fps; 16MP + 16MP @ 30fps; 25MP @ 30fps. Hardware dual-camera support. (AI) Facial Detection & Scene Detection. AI Smart Photo Album, Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction 24+16MP or 32MP camera @ 30fps. (AI) Facial Detection & Scene Detection; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Anti-Blooming Engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction; Real-time HDR recording and viewing; Zig-Zag HDR; RAW-domain multi-frame HDR; PDAF
Video Decode 2160p (2160 x 1080), h.264, h.265 / HEVC, VP-9 at 30 fps, 1080p at 60fps 2160p (2160 x 1080), h.264, h.265 / HEVC at 30 fps
Video Encode 2160p h.264 at 30 fps, 1080p h.265 / HEVC at 60 fps 2160p h.264 at 30 fps
Graphics ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 at up to 820MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 at up to 700MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 at up to 800MHz
Modem Cat-4,  Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL, DL/UL CA, TAS 2.0, HPUE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71
Connectivity Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, FM Radio, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ Galileo/ Glonass/Beidou Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 ac GPS/Glonass/Beidou ANT+, Bluetooth 4.2 /FM

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