MediaTek intros the octa-core Helio P10 SoC, coming to mid-range devices late 2015

by: Jimmy WestenbergJune 1, 2015
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In hopes to expand its already large footprint in the competitive mid-range market, MediaTek has introduced the Helio P10 SoC – the first processor in the company’s P-series. The P10 is the successor to last year’s popular MT6752, which brings significant improvements that were first introduced in the X10 and X20. This new SoC features two clusters of 64-bit Cortex A53 cores, with four of the cores being clocked at 2GHz and the remaining four cores clocked slightly lower. The Helio P10 also includes a 64-bit Mali T860 GPU clocked at 700MHz.

The Helio P10 also includes a TrueBright ISP engine with an ultra-sensitive RWWB sensor that provides support for 21MP cameras. The company’s MiraVision 2.0 display technologies are also present on the chip, which supports full-HD displays at 60fps, as well as MediaTek’s UltraDimming mode and a BluLight Defender that saves more power than conventional software applications.

The SoC also has LTE Category 6 capabilities with download speeds up to 300Mbps and 2x20MHz carrier aggregation. This also includes CDMA2000 support that the company needs to make progress with North American CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.

The Helio P10 will make its way to manufacturers in Q3 2015, with production happening towards the end of the year, likely sometime in Q4.