Mediatek has been on a roll recently, releasing many interesting chipsets for mid and higher-mid range smartphones. The G series managed to bring great gaming performance to lower budget devices and even powers one of the most attractive smartphones from a price-to-performance ratio currently on the market, the Redmi Note 8 Pro. With the G series and the 5G Dimensity series out there, we almost forgot about the P series of chipsets that powered almost all B-Brand devices for the past couple of years.
Mediatek did not forget about it though and just launched a new chip, the Helio P95, which will reach the market in the next few months. The chipset has 8 cores in total, 2 of which are high-performance Cortex-A75 and the other 6 low-power Cortex-A55 cores. All cores can run independently or together, depending on the workload, in order to achieve maximum performance-to-battery. consumption possible. Mediatek has also brought the game-centric HyperEngine feature from the G series to the P95. This will achieve better network latency as well as faster touch responses when gaming.
Even though it is not as powerful as the G90, the P95 does manage to pack a decent GPU, the PowerVR GM 9446, which promises 10% more power compared to the previous generation. The presence of dedicated AI cores is something we are used two from previous P-series chips and the P95 does not disappoint here either. The AI functions include better facial recognition, scene detection as well as camera enhancements, including for live-streaming videos. The chip will support only dual-camera arrays of up to 24MP+16MP, so don’t expect any camera-phones to be equipped with it. Other features include a 4G modem, support for Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, up to 8GB of RAM and UFS2.1 storage.
Smartphones equipped with the Helio P95 should reach stores in the second half of this year for around $200-$250.