MediaTek wants to take advantage of the dual-camera trend with its newly unveiled Helio P25 chipset. Designed to support up to a single 24-megapixel camera, or two 13-megapixel snappers, the octa-core Helio P25 builds on the earlier P10 and P20 SoCs with a few new tricks up its own sleeve.
Firstly, the Helio P25 is a mid-range processor, so don’t expect record-breaking performance from this new CPU. Instead, MediaTek promises to bring dual-cam capabilities and advanced camera effects, such as Video HDR with preview support, at a reasonable price with their new product.
As for the actual processor configuration of the P25, it comes with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.5GHz each. A 900 MHz Mali-T880 serves as the graphics unit for the chipset. The Helio P25 is also fabbed through a 16nm process, giving it up to 25% more power efficiency than its predecessors. The P25 has support for up to 6GB of RAM as well.
MediaTek notes that Helio P25-powered smartphones are expected to hit the global market soon, this first quarter of 2017.