Realme, the OPPO sub-brand, is attempting to establish itself in the smartphone market. It’s latest smartphones, the Realme 2 and the Realme 2 Pro has won quite a few hearts since their launch. Unfortunately, these devices aren’t flagship smartphones, making Realme, compete with most mid-range to upper mid-range smartphone devices. The company is now trying to make a name for itself by manufacturing more and more smartphones. In fact, a confirmation affirms that the next Realme smartphone may actually pack quite a punch. While it won’t have a Snapdragon SoC, it will be equipped with the recently unveiled MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. This news comes straight from MediaTek’s event at IMC 2018, where Realme announced that its latest mid-range phone will be powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC.
What To Expect From The Upcoming Realme Smartphone
In all probability, the upcoming Realme smartphone is going to be the successor to the Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro. In simple terms, this means we can expect close to the or better specifications than the Realme 2. While we can’t expect something out of the ordinary given the fact that the company isn’t looking to make a flagship phone, we can expect the smartphone to have pretty decent hardware. In all likelihood, the company will retain a large screen size and perhaps even the same resolution. The most important change is that the upcoming Realme smartphone will be driven by the latest MediaTek chipset, the Helio P70.
Perhaps one thing the company can improve on is the telephoto lens on the dual-rear camera. This shouldn’t be much of a problem considering that the new MediaTek chip supports up to a maximum of 24MP + 16MP sensors. This in itself is an improvement over its predecessor (MediaTek Helio P60) by leaps and bounds. Courtesy of the new chipset, one can expect the smartphone to be a lot smoother while switching between apps, browsing the web, and even gaming. All in all, it will provide a seamless overall experience.
MediaTek Helio P70 And Realme’s Possible Reason For Using It
The MediaTek Helio P70 is the successor to the Helio P60 chipset, Unfortunately, the P60 wasn’t all that impressive but the P70 does appear to be pretty promising. The Helio P70 SoC promises 30% better AI efficiency when compared to the previous generation. MediaTek claims that the P70 is quite a bit faster with 35% lower power consumption than the P60. Lower power consumption will reduce the temperature of the smartphone allowing it to perform optimally even when under intense load. In addition to this, since it is more power efficient, battery life is bound to be better. The one thing which almost any smartphone user wants, better battery life!
The Helio P70 will be based on 12nm architecture, just like the P60. It consists of eight cores, with four Coretx-A53 cores clocked at 2GHz and four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at a faster 2.1GHz. This is paired with the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU which operates between a clock speed of 800-900MHz. The MediaTek Helio P70 is perhaps the company’s answer and only competition to the Snapdragon 710 SoC. The Helio P70 supports up to 8GB of DDR4X RAM, and as Realme already has its smartphones running with up to 6GB of RAM, it might go a step ahead and equip the next Realme smartphone with 8GB of RAM, making the most of out of the Helio P70. In all probability, Realme has made a wise choice by being the company to manufacture a smartphone debuting with the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC.