MediaTek announced Helio P90 system-on-chip (SoC) processor which is the successor of present Helio P70. The unveiling was made on thursday, and the new Helio comes with alot of amazing features such as an enhanced AI engine that is capable to deliver an AI experience four times more powerful than the previous Helio P70 chipsets.
The MediaTek Helio P90 SoC is an octa-core offering, bearing two ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at up to 2GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. These are arranged in a big.LITTLE configuration, and the SoC also features an Imagination Technologies PowerVR GM 9446 GPU. The SoC also supports 2-channel 1866MHz LPDDR4x RAM (up to 8GB) and 21:9 full-HD+ (1080×2520 pixels) displays.
The Helio P90 features three image signal processors (ISPs) and supports up to 48-megapixel single cameras, or 24+16-megapixel dual cameras. The ISP AI engine can accurately detect faces and scenes in real-time under low light and motion conditions, said MediaTek. The SoC supports dual-SIM, dual VoLTE, 2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0 as connectivity options.
According to the company, the Helio P90 new APU 2.0 fusion AI architecture allows it to support faster and more complex AI experiences such as human pose detection that can track and analyse different body movements. Furthermore, the SoC also supports deep learning facial detection, real-time beautification, deep-learning facial detection, and object and scene detection.
The Processor maker noted that the SoC will give OEMs “the ability to offer outstanding camera features, battery life, performance and top of the line AI capabilities, while making devices accessible to mass-market consumers.” The Helio P90 SoC is expected to be available globally in devices starting from 2019.