MediaTek, announced a new chipset yesterday, the Helio P22. And the reason why we all should be excited about this is that this the first 12nm processor meant solely for mid-range devices.
MediaTek has been recently working to improve its SoCs and the new Helio P22 chipset showcases exactly that. This product follows the previous launch of the Helio P60 which has been received quite well.
The Helio P22 has opened a whole new horizon for mid-range smartphones as it offers quite a lot of features. The SoC offers AI-accelerated features, supports HD display of up to 20:9 aspect ratio, dual cameras, and a high-speed connectivity, all for an affordable price.
MediaTek has claimed that this move will now help them to expand in the “new premium” market. We hear a lot about cheap phones getting better day-by-day and the P22 is now in works for that.
With the 12nm technology in place, we can expect the Helio P22 to provide a smooth performance all while giving priority to the power saving as well. The chipset will have the octa-core Cortex A53 processors with up to 2.0 GHz of clock speed for the high performance.
In terms of camera, the new MediaTek Helio P22 supports dual 13+8 megapixel cameras with a video capture of up to 30 frames per second. According to MediaTek, the P22 “is equipped to minimize grain, noise, aliasing, chromatic aberration and more; enabling crisp and clear images under varying lighting conditions.”
The MediaTek Helio P22 also supports Bluetooth 5.0 which we don’t usually see in a mid-range smartphone. Also, there is an ac WiFi band for better internet connections.
The MediaTek Helio P22 is already in production right now, and according to the manufacturers, the product will be available on various smartphones by the end of Q2 2018.
This new product from MediaTek is commendable, and I am now hoping the company will now step into the flagship zone and launch a new product as a successor to the Helio X30.