The Helio P10 features a 2GHz true octa-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU and a 700MHz dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 GPU. The new P10 chip is said to be the first chip in the new Helio P family. It also comes with support for up to 21MP cameras and a new TrueBright image processing engine. It is also the first product to use TSMC’s 28nm HPC+ process, which allows for reduced processor power consumption.
Some of the new features available in the P series include several of MediaTek’s technologies, such as WorldMode LTE Cat-6, supporting 2×20 carrier aggregation with 300/50Mbps data speed; MediaTek’s task scheduling algorithm, CorePilot and MediaTek’s Visual Processing Application, the non-contact Heart Rate Monitoring, which uses a smartphone’s video camera to take a heart rate reading and is comparatively as accurate as pulse oximeters or portable ECG monitoring devices.
“The P series will provide OEM smartphone makers with greater design flexibility to meet consumer demands for slim form-factors, which provide dynamic multimedia experiences,” said Jeffrey Ju, Senior Vice President, MediaTek. He adds, “The P10 enables state-of-the-art mobile computing and multimedia features all while balancing performance and battery life.”