MediaTek has launched the new chip, MediaTek Helio P60 at MWC 2018. The company claims it to be the first SoC platform featuring a multi-core AI processing unit (mobile APU) and MediaTek’s NeuroPilot AI technology.
Smartphones powered by Helio P60 chipset will be available globally starting in early Q2 2018. MediaTek also called it a most power efficient Helio P series SoC yet.
The processor features four Arm A73 2.0 GHz processors and four Arm A53 2.0 GHz processors in an octa-core big.LITTLE configuration.
Helio P60 SoC also marks the MeidaTek’s NeuroPilot AI technology to the smartphone. The technology is compatible with Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI), and also supports common AI frameworks, including TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe, and Caffe2. The SoC also sports a 4G LTE WorldMode modem, dual 4G VoLTE and TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology.
The chipset is up to 12 percent more efficient overall and up to 25 percent more power efficient in highly demanding games compared to Helio P23.
It is worth mentioning that MediaTek is collaborating with China Mobile to Develop 5G Terminals for Pre-Commercial Launch in 2019.
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