Mediatek release the Helio P65 chipset for mid-range smartphones

Mediatek, the biggest chipset manufacturer from China, has revealed a new chipset aimed at mid-range mobile devices. It is named Helio P65 and, as the name implies, it will be positioned between the Helio P70, Mediateks current flagship CPU, and the Helio P60, the model from last year. Even though performance wise it is not as good as the Helio P70, this is mostly due to the integrated GPU. CPU wise, the Helio P65 offers some improvements over the P70.

It still comes with an octa-core configuration, but this time we have 2 Cortex A75 cores and 6 lower-power Cortex A55 cores. Continuing the comparison with the Helio P70, it has 4 Cortex A53 cores and 4 Cortex A53 cores. According to ARM, the A75 is about 22% compared to the A73, while the A55 is about 18% compared to A53 cores, but keep in mind that Helio P65 has only 2 high-power cores. Another aspect where the Helio P65 may suffer is in gaming. It has a Mali-G52 GPU instead of the more powerful Mali-G72 one present in the Helio p70. Still, this new chipset should consume less battery under normal use.

Other aspects that are worth mentioning is that the new chipset comes with improved Neural processing Unit that has 2x the performance of the last generation offered by the company. Furthermore, the MediaTek NeuroPilot present is compliant with Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI), which allows developers to take full advantage of the neural processing capabilities of the device without needing direct knowledge of the chipset. The new Helio P65 supports up to 8GB of RAM, a 48MP or 2x16MP, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac) and video recording at maximum 2k@30fps.

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