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Computex 2015: MediaTek Announces Octa-Core Helio P10

MediaTek (TPE: 2454) used the first day of Computex 2015 to launch the Helio P10, its first Helio performance processor targeted at mid to high-end phones.

The Helio P10 is build on the 28 nm process node and has eight 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores (not the A57, but that’s not a bad thing either) that have a maximum clock speed of 2GHz. It also packs a 700MHz dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 GPU as well as LTE Cat 6 support that slurps data at 300/50Mbps.

It also includes a first for MediaTek, the TrueBright ISP engine for ultra-sensitive RWWB which promises the ability to capture even more color detail in low light environments. In addition, it includes MediaTek’s MiraVision 2.0 enables 60 fps 1080p video playback (presumably h.265), along with an “UltraDimming” mode for late night reading and “BluLight Defender” mode to reduce eye strain.

This makes for a solid mid to high-end SoC. It’s not MediaTek’s flagship SoC, that goes to the 10-core Helios X20, which was announced just over a month ago. However it’s not yet known if many vendors will want a chip with 10-cores due to the power and heat that it will generate.

MediaTek says the Helio P10 will be available to manufacturers in Q3.