MediaTek Reportedly Working On Helio P80, P90 Processors

The MediaTek P60 chipset provides mid-range handsets with AI features and bigLITTLE architecture. The SoC includes four Cortex-A73 cores operating at 2 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores with a clock speed of 2 GHz. A Mali-G72 MP3 GPU at 800 MHz manages graphics.

MediaTek did well with this chip, selling them to companies like Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi. For example, the Oppo F9 has an Helio P60 under the hood. It is now said that the chip designer is working on two successors of the P60. According to a tweet by Roland Quandt, MediaTek is working on the Helio P80 and Helio P90. When writing that to his knowledge, there will be no P70. He adds that one of the first clients of the new SoC will be Oppo.

As one of our readers pointed out, the Helio P70 was launched by MediaTek earlier this year and powers the Ulefone T2 Pro. The chip features four Cortex-A73 cores operating at 2.5 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.

It seems that MediaTek has achieved its goals by providing Helio “P” chips for midrange devices. The latest Helio “X” chip designed by MediaTek for flagship phones, the 10nm X30, launched early last year with a Decacore processor. Without the successor to the Helio X30, MediaTek may have decided to let other chip makers provide the high-end segment of the smartphone market.

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