Smartphone SoC Enables Advanced AI In Mid-Range Devices

MediaTek’s Helio P70 system-on-chip (SoC) features an enhanced AI engine combined with CPU and GPU upgrades for more powerful AI processing. Helio P70 also comes with upgraded imaging and camera support, a gaming performance boost and advanced connectivity features.


Built with TSMC's 12-nm FinFET technology, the SoC features a multi-core APU operating at speeds up to 525 MHz. It packs four Arm Cortex-A73 2.1 GHz processors and four Arm Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz processors in an octa-core big.LITTLE configuration. For an additional power boost, the chipset has an improved Arm Mali-G72 MP3 GPU operating up to 900 MHz, which the company says provides a 13% performance improvement compared to Helio P60.

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Helio P70's enhanced AI engine delivers a 10% to 30% AI processing boost compared to the Helio P60. MediaTek's AI video encoder enhances video call quality even when connection bandwidth is limited. It can be used for video calls including Skype calls, Facebook video calls, and YouTube live video streaming.


Helio P70 is built on MediaTek's NeuroPilot platform, the company's comprehensive hardware and software ecosystem to support edge AI. NeuroPilot supports common AI frameworks, including TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe, Caffe2 and custom third-party offerings.


Helio P70 GPU enhancements also deliver a better overall gaming experience. It's optimized to reduce frame-rate jitter and improve latency for touch controls and display visuals for a smooth, fluid gaming experience.


Helio P70 supports a variety of AI-infused photo and video experiences including real-time beautification, scene detection and artificial reality (AR) capabilities. The chipset features deep-learning facial detection with up to 90% accuracy. With support for a 32-Mpixel single camera, or 24+16 Mpixel dual cameras, the chipset’s three ISPs are tuned to reduce power consumption by 18% compared to previous Helio generation dual-camera setups. For more info, visit MediaTek.

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