Last week MediaTek just announced two new mid-range chipsets named Helio P23 and Helio P30. Now the news about the successor chipset has started emerging, the chipset Helio P40. But it seems MediaTek this time has a new strategy for Helio P40 chipset.
As Gizmochina reports, there are reports from the Taiwanese industry chain that if MediaTek no longer uses the CPU with a large number of cores, even the number of cores for Helio P40 will be trimmed.
The source said that if Helio P40 chipset will carry the design of hexa-core (six cores) instead of octa-core like its predecessor. Although the number of cores is reduced, but there are two powerful cores that use Cortex-A73 core. For the rest use quad-core Cortex-A53. In addition, it is rumored if the chipset will be built using 12nm manufacturing process, which of course should offer better power efficiency.
Unfortunately, no information is provided about the GPU that will be present on the Helio P40 chipset. Of course we hope, the GPU is used will be equally interesting to balance the performance of the CPU on this chipset.
Helio P40 is expected to compete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which is now getting in demand by many Android smartphone vendors, considering that the chipset is the top chip of the mid-range category. It is likely that this new chipset will be available in the first quarter of 2018.