Mediatek Helio P25
Mediatek Helio P25

MediaTek on Wednesday announced a new Helio SOC specifically targeting Dual Camera Smartphones. The Helio P25 is built on the power efficient 16nm process and offers octave-core processing with Imagiq, the company’s Image Signal Processor Technology.

The MediaTek Helio P25 packs a 12 bit dual ISP which offers support for up to 24-megapixel single camera or a dual 13-megapixel cameras. The company has also added features like Colour, Mono de-noise, and real-time shallow DoF effect to make this processor optimised for dual camera setup. This chipset supports video HDR with full preview and high performance auto exposure.

As for the graphics included, it comes with the ARM-Mali-T880 dual GPU clocked at up to 900Mhz, which should be plenty for demanding video and gaming apps. The Helio P25 is 25 percent more power efficient than the previous versions, and MediaTek claims that it delivers more power while using lesser energy.The new chipset also supports enhanced uploads in LTE (up to 64-QAM uplink for LTE-TDD mode) and supports low power double data rate random access memory (LPDDR4x) up to 6GB.

This is what Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek had to say:

MediaTek Helio P25 paves the way for high-resolution and feature-rich smartphone cameras that enable amazing static shots, 4K and 2K videos. Supporting two cameras up to 13-megapixels each, the MediaTek Helio P25 redefines expectations for mobile photography and our multimedia features like, MediaTek MiraVision technology, continuously enhance visual user-experiences.

MediaTek says that smartphones with the Helio P25 on board can be expected to be available in the market in the first quarter of 2017.