MediaTek Helio P70 SoC Coming This October With Better Performance Using NPU

MediaTek will be rolling out its Helio P70 chipset this October. The chipset will offer better performance even though it will still be based on the 12nm manufacturing process. The chipset will likely compete with the Snapdragon 710 SoC.


In recent years, the gap between Snapdragon processors and MediaTek ones have increased in terms of popularity as well as performance. In fact, MediaTek suffered a clubbing blow to the face with its P30 chipset. However, the company wasn’t going to take this lightly and at the beginning of this year hinted at its upcoming P70 chipset. A few months later the Helio P70 chipset was leaked but its launch remained a mystery. However, according to sources, the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset will be rolling out this October.

MediaTek Helio P70 SoC Coming This October With Better Performance And NPU

Sources claim that the chipset will be rolling out this month itself. The MediaTek P70 SoC is the successor to the Helio P60 chipset. While it seems to be an upgrade over its predecessor, it is still making use of the 12nm manufacturing process. This means that the die size hasn’t been shrunk and any improvement in power and performance will mainly be achieved as a result of refinements made to the chipsets. One major difference, however, lies in the fact that the Helio P70 chipset will be using a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) which is bound to offer greater performance.

The Helio P70 chip is an octa-core CPU with four A73 cores and four A53 cores. Coupled with this is the Mali-G72 GPU. The exact clock speeds are still yet to be revealed but rumor has it that the cores can clock as high as 2.5GHz. While this is all fine and dandy, why does MediaTek feel the need to release the MediaTek Helio P70?

The Reason For The MediaTek Helio P70 SoC

The chipset is getting pushed out quite fast considering that its predecessor was announced in February this year. Perhaps MediaTek is facing quite a competition from Snapdragon in the budget smartphone segment. There’s no doubt that when it comes to high-end smartphones, Snapdragon rules the roost but at a point in time, MediaTek CPUs were the budget kings. Now, Snapdragon with its Snapdragon 710 is slowly stealing away the spotlight.

The MediaTek Helio P70 chipset seems to a direct response to the Snapdragon 710 SoC and will probably be competing with it. Do you think MediaTek has what it takes to make it big with its P70 chip? Share your thoughts and views with us in the comments section.