MediaTek has officially launched two new processors in its mid-range Helio P series consisting of Helio P23 and the Helio P30. The smartphones with these new processors could be available in the market by the last quarter of 2017, but the P30 will be available only in China.
Both the Helio P23 and P30 are more or less the similar in configuration except for a few differences like the clock speed. Similar to all Helio P-series chipsets, the P23 and the P30 will be an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.3 GHz and four more at 1.65 GHz.
The New SoC’s will feature the new Mali G71 MP2 GPU, clocked at 770MHz in the P23 and 950MHz in the P30, delivering high-end graphics performance. As for optics, The P23 can support dual 13 MP cameras or a single 24 MP sensor, while the P30 goes as high as 16 MP dual or 25 MP single cam on the back. According to sources, MediaTek now incorporated DSDS (Dual Sim Dual Standby) mode, enabling both SIM cards to run LTE connection.
The Helio P23 and the Helio P30 mid-range processors offer download speeds of up to 200MB per second and upload speeds of up to 150MB per second. Both SoCs pack MediaTek’s TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology inside that is claimed by the company to provide a better signal.