Mediatek launches Helio P20 SoC at MWC 2016

MediaTek today announced the Helio P20, which is the successor to its mid-range P10 SoC.
MediaTek Helio P20, much like its predecessor the Helio P10, is aimed at the mid-range smartphone and tablet lineups. It comes equipped with ARM's latest Mali-T880 GPU, and eight Cortex-A53 cores which have been clocked at 2.3GHz.

The Chinese company says that the new chip is 25 percent more power efficient than the Helio P10. It is built on TSMC's 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process. MediaTek claims that the Helio P20 is industry's first SoC to support Samsung's LPDDR4X RAM module. This, MediaTek claims, provides 70 percent more bandwidth than the LPDDR3 and 50 percent power savings.

Other improvements include support for WorldMode LTE Category 6 and 2x20 carrier aggregation at up to 300Mbps download speeds, and 50Mbps upload speeds. The SoC also supports global dual-SIM dual standby, and LTE multimedia broadcast and multicast service, a feature that allows mobile devices to receive HD video content over LTE.

24MP single camera or 13MP+13MP dual camera support with MediaTek Imagiq, our advanced 12bit ISP for uncompromised image quality, even in low light environments and on moving subjects thanks to its phase-dection autofocus and denoising engine.

 CPU      8x Cortex-A53, up to 2.3GHz
Memory Up to 2 x LPDDR4X 1600MHz (up to 6GB) + 1x LPDDR3 933Mhz (up to 4GB) + eMMC 5.1
Camera Up to 24MP at 24FPS w/ZSD, 12bit Dual ISP, 3A HW engine, Bayer & Mono sensor support
Video Decode Up to 4Kx2K 30fps H.264/265
Video Encode Up to 4Kx2K 30fps H.264
Graphics Mali T-880 MP2 900MHz
Display FHD 1920x1080 60fps. 2x DSI for dual display
Modem LTE FDD TDD R.11 Cat.6 with 2x20 CA. C2K SRLTE. L+W DSDS support
Connectivity WiFiac/abgn (with MT6630). GPS/Glonass/Beidou/BT/FM.
Audio 110db SNR & -95db THD

"MediaTek designed the MediaTek Helio P20 to meet today's consumer demand for sleek, powerful yet highly power efficient mobile devices," said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek. "Consumers place increasing importance on the battery life and multimedia capabilities of their smartphones. MediaTek has risen to this challenge with a leading solution."

Devices with MediaTek Helio P20 SoC will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2016.

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