MediaTek Helio P65 chipset unveiled: Brings improved AI & gaming capabilities

mediatek helio p65 chipset
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MediTek When MediaTek launched the Helio P60 chipset as a successor to the Helio P23, it received loads of applauds from the crowd. The chipset was a capable performer in the midrange territory back then. However, Helio P70 chipset failed to bring such kind of upgrades. But to purge for the disappointments it created, MediaTek recently unveiled Helio P65. And this new chip has brought faster CPU cores along with improved AI capabilities.

This time, MediaTek has overhauled the core configuration in the Helio P65. In the Helio P60 and P70, the company used an octa-core model with four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. But this time, MediaTek has implemented octa-core setup with two Cortex-A75 performance cores and six Cortex-A55 power-efficient cores.

According to ARM, the Cortex-A75 offers 22% beefier performance than the A73 whereas the A55 is 18% faster than the A53. This cues that the single core performance of this SoC will be better than P60 & P70 but it will still have lower multi-core performance scores.

Even on the GPU front, the company has made some changes. The Mali-G72 GPU has been replaced with less powerful Mali-G52 cores. So there can be some drop in the 3D performance. However, with the company’s CorePilot resource control system, MediaTek claims to deliver consistent performance while gaming.

Nonetheless, MediaTek toiled harder to improve its imaging prowess. The new chip has support for 48MP Quad Bayer sensors. So the ISP (Image Signal Processor) on the SoC can effectively merge multiple pixels into one to produce sharp and crisp images. The SoC also has support for dual-camera set-up consisting of two 16-megapixel sensors. Furthermore, MediaTek Helio P65 chipset is capable of reducing the Multi-Frame Noises. Other notable inclusions would be its improved depth engine to bring better Bokeh effects.

For better video recording capabilities, MediaTek has included an enhanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for stable videos and Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) technology. This new chip also supports video recording at H.265 encoded format. However, it is still incapable of recording 4K movies. Helio P65 can only record 1080p/60 fps movies at maximum.

On the connectivity front, there is quite an upgrade from Bluetooth 4.2 to Bluetooth 5.0. MediaTek has also improved GNSS and positioning engine. So you can now expect a more accurate indoor navigation. However, there is no support for UFS storage, which is quite a bummer in 2019. The chip can only handle eMMC 5.1 storage. There is also no support for dual channel LPDDR4x RAM.

Apart from that, there is nothing much of a change while comparing it with the P60 and P70 chipsets. The same 12nm TSMC manufacturing process would be an example.

MediaTek Helio P65 Chipset Vs P60 Vs P70

SoC Helio P65 P60 P70
Process TSMC 12nm
CPU 4x Cortex-A75 @ 2.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz
Four Cortex-A73 @ 2.0 GHz
Four Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.1 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz
Memory 1X LPDDR3 933MHz,  1X LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHzup to 8GB (LPDDR4x), eMMC 5.1 1X LPDDR3 933MHz, 2X LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHzup to 8GB (LPDDR4x), eMMC 5.1 / UFS 2.1
Camera 48MP 4-cell @ 17fps; 16MP + 16MP @ 30fps; 25MP @ 30fps. Hardware dual-camera support. (AI) Facial Detection & Scene Detection. AI Smart Photo Album, Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction 24+16MP or 32MP camera @ 30fps. (AI) Facial Detection & Scene Detection; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Anti-Blooming Engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction; Real-time HDR recording and viewing; Zig-Zag HDR; RAW-domain multi-frame HDR; PDAF
Video Decode 2160p (2160 x 1080), h.264, h.265 / HEVC, VP-9 at 30 fps, 1080p at 60fps 2160p (2160 x 1080), h.264, h.265 / HEVC at 30 fps
Video Encode 2160p h.264 at 30 fps, 1080p h.265 / HEVC at 60 fps 2160p h.264 at 30 fps
Graphics ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 at up to 820MHz Mali-G72 MP3 at up to 700MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 at up to 800MHz
Modem Cat-4,  Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL, DL/UL CA, TAS 2.0, HPUE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71
Connectivity Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, FM Radio, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ Galileo/ Glonass/Beidou Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 ac GPS/Glonass/Beidou ANT+, Bluetooth 4.2 /FM

Source: FoneArena