MediaTek launched the all-new MediaTek P60 chipset at the Mobile World Congress 2018. This is the most powerful P series chipset from the manufacturer so far and it is based on the 12nm FinFET architecture. The Helio P60 is the first processor from the chipset manufacturer with native support for hardware accelerated AI and has a NeuroPilot Core.
The MediaTek Helio P60 is manufactured by TSMC on the 12nm FinFET technology that implements the big.LITTLE architecture. The processor is made up of four ARM Cortex-A73 cores and other four cores are the more efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores. The P60 from MediaTek offers about 70% improvement in performance compared to the P30.
The GPU paired with the chipset is the Mali-G72 MP3 which is the flagship GPU here and is used in chipsets such as Kirin 970 by Huawei. The performance of the Mali-G72 compared to its predecessor shows a bump of about 70% again and the chipset offers performance that is comparable to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 66 processor.
The MediaTek P60 also comes with a dedicated NeuroPilot and can handle AI tasks using the Android Neural Network’s API offering a performance that is unmatched in the class. The three ISP’s support dual camera module and uses 16% less power by implementing AI accelerators along with real-time image enhancements.
The MediaTek Helio P60 chipset offers support for up to 1080p resolution displays and the manufacturers can install a display with up to 20:9 aspect ratio. The processor can handle up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and is compatible with UFS 2.1 Storage Coming to connectivity, the processor comes with support for dual LTE which brings support for Dual VoLTE support on networks with Cat 7 download speeds and Cat 13 upload speeds.
This is the first chipset from the manufacturer to implement hardware support for AI and it comes with one of the very capable GPU’s which puts it right in competition with the Snapdragon processors.