MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-core chip announced – It supports Samsung LPDDR4X RAM

Press Release

MediaTek has announced the MediaTek Helio P20 system-on-chip, an ultra-power saving SoC and the latest addition to its top-tier MediaTek Helio family of mobile processors.

The MediaTek Helio P20 brings new experiences to consumers and design freedom to device makers by combining impressive battery life, powerful performance and premium features for the next generation of smartphones.

MediaTek Helio P20 offers 25 percent better power efficiency. The P20 chipset is manufactured using 16nm process technology, and is the world’s first SoC to support low power double data rate random access memory – LPDDR4X. In performance improvements, the SoC features upgraded CPU and GPU capabilities with its True Octa-Core architecture clocked up to 2.3GHz, taking full advantage of ARM Cortex A53 cores. The new Mali T880 graphics unit is clocked at a speedy 900MHz, perfect for demanding video and gaming apps, and is currently the highest end GPU offered by ARM.

Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer at MediaTek said:

MediaTek designed the MediaTek Helio P20 to meet today’s consumer demand for sleek, powerful yet highly power efficient mobile devices.

Consumers place increasing importance on the battery life and multimedia capabilities of their smartphones. MediaTek has risen to this challenge with a leading solution.”

MediaTek Helio P20 has several connectivity advantages. It is equipped with MediaTek’s latest modem technology supporting WorldMode LTE Cat.6 and 2×20 carrier aggregation at 300/50Mbps data speeds. The SoC supports global Dual-SIM Dual Standby for seamless connectivity wherever a user goes. For regions where GSM is no longer available, the SoC will have simultaneous standby on WCDMA network. Additionally, MediaTek Helio P20 supports LTE multimedia broadcast and multicast service. This allows mobile devices to receive HD video content over LTE.

For improved processing power and optimum battery performance, MediaTek Helio P20 integrates LPDDR4X, providing 70 percent more bandwidth than the LPDDR3 and 50 percent power savings by lowering supply voltage to 0.6v, resulting in a quicker, smoother user experience for camera, video and gaming apps.

The Helio P20 features “Imagiq” an Image Signal Processor (ISP), which borrows the same design from MediaTek Helio X20, that is said to improve camera usability and gives improved picture and video quality. MediaTek Imagiq has advanced 12bit Dual ISP supports Bayer and Mono sensors, Dual phase-detection autofocus capability for 4 times faster focusing and 3A HW engine.

The new MediaTek chipset, Helio P20 can be expected in commercial devices during the second half of 2016.

Technical Specifications of MediaTek Helio P20

Process 16nm
Apps CPU 8x Cortex-A53, up to 2.3GHz
Memory Up to 2 x LPDDR4X 1600MHz (up to 6GB) + 1x LPDDR3 933Mhz (up to 4GB) + eMMC 5.1
Camera Up to 24MP at 24FPS w/ZSD, 12bit Dual ISP, 3A HW engine, Bayer & Mono sensor support
Video Decode Up to 4Kx2K 30fps H.264/265
Video Encode Up to 4Kx2K 30fps H.264
Graphics Mali T-880 MP2 900MHz
Display FHD 1920×1080 60fps. 2x DSI for dual display
Modem LTE FDD TDD R.11 Cat.6 with 2×20 CA. C2K SRLTE. L+W DSDS support
Connectivity WiFiac/abgn (with MT6630). GPS/Glonass/Beidou/BT/FM.
Audio 110db SNR & -95db THD