MediaTek announces its 12nm Helio P65 octa-core chipset

MediaTek also manufactures its own chipsets same as Qualcomm. However, we know that there is a general perception that MediaTek processors are slower than Qualcomm chips. While this may or may not be true in real life usage is up for debates. However, most OEMs tend to prefer the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips for their flagship smartphones. We often see that the flagship MediaTek processors are being used in mid-range smartphones.

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Until now, MediaTek’s flagship processor was the Helio P60. However, the company has announced its latest processor which will be the MediaTek Helio P65 processor. Talking about the MediaTek Helio P65 processor, it will be based on a 12nm process and is claimed to be 25 per cent faster than the competition in performance. It is also powered by 2 ARM Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 processors all packed in a single cluster of eight cores. Also, there is a pairing of Mali-G52 2EEMC2 for GPU processing.

MediaTek Helio P65
MediaTek Helio P65

MediaTek also claims that it has improved the performance of Helio P65 by 2x then its predecessors. Also, MediaTek P65 is claimed to be 30% faster in AI-camera tasks such as object recognition with Google Lens, Smart Photo Album, Scene detection as well as background removal techniques.

Coming to the support for Helio P65 chips, it supports a dual camera setup of 16MP+16MP whereas it can handle a 48MP camera along with multiple cameras of different sensor size. It also supports 2K video capture at just 30 frames per second. This obviously shows that the MediaTek P65 processors are much less powerful than the upper mid-range and flagship chipsets from Qualcomm.

In the memory department, MediaTek Helio P65 supports up to 8GB RAM along with eMMC 5.1 storage which is also slower than the UFS storage. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and dual 4G VoLTE along with WiFi 802.11ac.