Mediatek’s Helio P23/P30 scheduled to launch on August 29

Good news for all those Mediatek fans out there I guess, as the Taiwanese chip manufacturer, has started sending out invites for an event, scheduled to take place on August 29 – where the Helio P23 and Helio P30 chipsets will be unveiled.

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These are the two newest members of the P-series family of chipsets, targeted at smartphones with slim profiles and mid-range specs, providing improved battery efficiency without skipping on performance.

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According to recent rumors, the Helio P23 will be an octa-core 16nm chip built by TSMC, supporting 2K displays, dual cameras, and have Cat. 7 LTE.

The more powerful Helio P30 will also be manufactured by TSMC using a more efficient 12nm process and it will be equipped with 4 Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz, along with full Cat. 10 LTE speeds compatibility.

The imminent launch of these 2 chipsets has made several manufacturers such as Meizu, OPPO, Vivo and Gionee to sign up for the Helio P23/P30 already and a lot of them are already preparing their new devices, scheduled Ā to be released by the end of the year.

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  1. Marius Cirsta
    August 16, 2017

    Finally something that looks decent and I mean the P30 because all those with just A53 cores are really skipping on performance, they can’t even compare to my Helio X20.

    Speaking of which the Helio X30 is really missing in action. I would rather be interested in it than these P20 powered phones which cost just as much.

    • realjjj
      August 16, 2017

      P23 should be mostly about the new modem architecture they introduce with it.
      And it’s a 10$ SoC, pretty great to have that price on fifFET.

  2. August 16, 2017

    Finally something with more grunt (referring to the P30) than all these Cortex A53 (P20, P25, SD 625/626 etc) powered smartphones. Though there ain’t much difference between the P30 and my SD 652. I’m more interested in the X30 though.

  3. Assefa Hanson
    August 17, 2017

    Shouldn’t we be more impressed by gpu rather than CPUs these days CPU gains has almost stagnated, what are these people that demand more “powerful” CPUs doing?

  4. Miroslav
    August 17, 2017

    What about GPU? PowerVR or Mali?

    • Karoon
      August 17, 2017

      I have the same question, but I think they will stick to ARM GPUs for the P series like they’ve always done, since this line has always been more about energy-efficiency.

    • Michael Flatman
      August 17, 2017

      Hopefully an Arm BiFrost G71 or G72, maybe an MP3 on the P30, there is very little chance of an A72 though, maybe only one A73, why would they use an old design?