On Thursday, MediaTek launched the successor of MediaTek Helio P90 with better AI and even faster CPU. The MediaTek Helio P90 SoC is an octa-core processor, bearing two ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2GHz.
It has been built on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process and should hit devices in 2019 Q1. The SoC also features an IMG PowerVR GM 9446 which is clocked up to 970MHz. The company claims that its new APU 2.0 fusion AI architecture allows the Helio P90 to support faster and more complex AI experiences. The new SoC supports up to a 48-megapixel single camera or 24+16-megapixel dual cameras.
The GPU is completely new in the new SoC that should bring 15% improvement over the Mali-G72 MP3 which is used in Helio P60 and Helio P70. The new platform implements AR and MR acceleration, while developers can introduce new applications using common frameworks such as TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe and Caffe 2, based on MediaTek’s Neuropilot SDK. The SoC supports dual-SIM dual VoLTE, 2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity options. Production of the chipset has already begun and the first smartphone is expected to arrive in the first Quarter of 2019.