MediaTek, the Chinese mobile system on chip (SoC) manufacturer popularized in the entry level, mid-range to flagship-like smartphones has a new processor in the helio P series. The new P23 and P30 are the newly launched MediaTek SoC with the 16nm technology which combines 8 Cortex A53 CPU cores with major core clocked at 2.3Ghz. Despite the primary cores has a lower clock ratio than P25, the sub cores has an increased clock rate at 1.65Ghz.
The Helio P23 and P30 will comes with the new generation ARM Mali G71, MP2 dual core GPU clocked at 770Mhz and 950Mhz respectively. As for RAM support, the P23 supports single channel 32 bit LPDDR3-33 and dual channel 16 bit LPDDR4X-1600 while the P30 supports the new LPDDR4.
Both SoC will be having Tesilica DSP visualprocessing unit with supports 4K/30fps H.264/H.265 encoding while the P23 lacks of the 4K H.265 encoding support.
As for the camera, these SoC support single 24MP, dual 13MP or single 25MP, dual 16MP lens with enhancement from Helio X30’s Imagiq 2.0 technology. These SOC will also be supporting LTE Cat.7/13 with theoretical download and upload speed at 300Mbps, 150Mbps with dual SIM standby & dual VoLTE.
The MediaTek Helio P23 and P30 devices is expected to be surfaced Q4, likely end of this year. P23 will be launched internationally while the P30 is initially available in mainland China only.
Benchmark wise, the P23 is said to reach benchmark scores at 70000 while P30 tops around 74000. Nonetheless these number can only be used as a reference as the final benchmarks scores on smartphones will varies.