According to the latest reports, it is expected that the Chinese brand Xiaomi will introduce the Helio P60 processor in some of its handsets. This processor is announced this year at Mobile World Congress by the MediaTek for the mid-range smartphones.
It is expected that the Xiaomi will launch the smartphone which will be powered by the Helio P60 processor in the second quarter of this year. Adding on this, it is also expected that Vivo and Meizu will also launch the smartphones powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 processor in the second quarter of this year. The Oppo R15, which will be going on sale in China on April 1, will be powered by Helio P60. This report is the great news for MediaTek as the Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are among the topmost companies in China. Rumours also say that the Chinese brand, Xiaomi, may also introduce another smartphone with MediaTek’s next 12 nm SoC which is expected to be called as Helio P70.
Helio P60 SoC comes with several benefits – claimed by MediaTek. It will provide a smarter and faster experience on future mid-range smartphones compared to what they could get from a previous Helio P series chip. The Helio P60 comes with NeuroPilot AI technology that has leverages an AI-compute architecture to give sufficient power to support AI developments, such as facial recognition and object recognition. The Helio P60 also includes NeuroPilot SDK that is compatible with Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI) and supports AI frameworks, including TensorFlow, Caffe, and Caffe 2.
Currently, the Helio P60 is a good competition for the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 that debuted in May last year. While the Snapdragon SoC includes an octa-core Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 512 GPU, the Helio P60 has four ARM Cortex-A73 cores and four ARM Cortex-53 cores – both clocked at 2GHz speed and are available in an octa-core big.LITTLE configuration.
About the MediaTek Helio P60:-
The new 12nm FinFET technology is used to built the Helio P60 processor which includes a multi-core AI processing unit (mobile APU). It also supports NeuroPilot AI technology alongside ARM Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 processing units. This processor is claimed to deliver up to 70 percent of CPU performance boost over the former SoCs. Being a successor to the Helio P23 and Helio P30, it is also claimed to be 12 percent more power efficient overall and up to 25 percent more power efficient in highly demanding games compared to the Helio P23.