MediaTek Helio P70 is based on the 12nm process by TSMC and offers 13% better performance as compared to the older model. The chip also offers enhanced AI features. You also get better connectivity. The chip comprises 4 Cortex A73 cores and 4 Cortex A53 cores. Talking about efficiency, the new CPU is up to 30% more efficient as compared to the older model.
The Cortex-A73 core runs at 2.1GHz, which is on par with some entry-level laptops. Mali-G72 MP3 GPU runs at 900 MHz which means better performance in gaming and higher FPS in phones that support the feature. If the device does not support higher FPS then you can get more consistent frame rates. The new CPU uses up to 35% less power when playing popular games.
|Helio P60||Helio P70|
|Process||12nm (TSMC)||12nm (TSMC)|
|Big CPU cores||4x Cortex-A73 at 2.0GHz||4x Cortex-A73 at 2.1GHz|
|Small CPU cores||4x Cortex-A53 at 2.0GHz||4x Cortex-A53 at 2.0GHz|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3 at 800MHz||Mali-G72 MP3 at 900MHz|
|RAM||Up to 8GB 1,800MHz LPDDR4X||Up to 8GB 1,800MHz LPDDR4X|
|Storage||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1|
|Camera||20+16MP or 32MP||24+16MP or 32MP|
|Screen||2,400 x 1,080px||2,400 x 1,080px|
|4G LTE||Cat. 7 (DL) / Cat. 13 (UL)||Cat. 7 (DL) / Cat. 13 (UL)|
The MediaTek Helio P70 can now support complex AI applications such as gesture support. The chip also comes with a new depth engine which offers 3 times the depth of field in pictures. You can shoot multiple pictures quickly. The noise in said pictures has been reduced by 20% so colors are better and objects in pictures are sharper.
With the new CPU, image stabilization is better. Talking about the thermals, the P70 is supposed to be up to 4.5C cooler than the previous version which will make a pretty significant difference.
Let us know what you think about the MediaTek Helio P70 and whether or not you are interested in getting a phone that is powered by one of these CPUs.