As we told you before, MediaTek announced two new chipsets to the SoC market today – the Helio P23 and the Helio P30. Devices with the ICs will hit the market in the last quarter of 2017, but the P30 will be available only in China.
Like all Helio P-series chipsets, the P23 and the P30 come with octa-core CPU (four Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.3 GHz and four more at 1.65 GHz). The GPU is provided by Mali and is the G71MP2 with respectively 770 MHz or 950 MHz frequency. This comes as an update from the Mali T880 configuration in the P20 and the P25.
According to MediaTek, the new SoC incorporate newer generation IP block to bring them closer to the flagship Helio X30 (currently available only in the Meizu Pro 7 Plus that arrived for a review). The company also put all the specifics in simpler terms – the P23 and the P30 will provide more versatility when browsing, taking pictures with the dual camera setup and sharing them.
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.
MediaTek says there is global interest for the Helio P23, but the P30 will stay in China, mostly because of its price. This might eventually change if there is demand from manufacturers.