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Helio P70 Vs P60 – An Incremental Upgrade (Not Worth)

The following piece highlights the key differences, power prospects, and benchmarks between the Helio P70 Vs P60. Taking a cue from its AI-centric predecessor, MediaTek is all set to explore the mid-range market by building producing mid-range and mid-end chipsets for developing regions. India is a key market for MediaTek, and Helio P70 is their latest offering along with Real Me U Series phones (OPPO’s sub-brand).

Helio P70 Vs P60
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Helio P70: TSMC 12nm, quad-core A73 @ 2.1GHz + quad-core A53 @ 2.0GHz, integrated Mali-G72MP3 GPU @ 900MHz, integrated LTE Cat.7 baseband, supports AI

As per MediaTek’s official, the new Helio P70 performance, energy consumption, stability (temperature and CPU throttling) is significantly improved compared to the previous generation Helio P60. Let’s do a deep dive into the technical parameters to understand the upgrades and the performance prospects.


Helio P70 Vs P60 – Nothing Special, Just an “Upgrade”

As seen in the specifications chart, the Helio P70 chip is still built on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process. The layout of the Helio P70 is basically the same as that of the Helio P60. The eight-core CPU design is used comprising of Cortex-A73 as the performance cores. The base frequency is increased by 100 MHz to 2.1 compared to the Helio P60. The small cores, Cortex-A53’s frequency is the same as before.

The integrated ARM Mali G72 GPU is a three-core design with an increased frequency from the previous 800MHz to 900MHz. Further, The Helio P70 integrates same RAM specifications, LTE modem, ISP Design, etc.

In my opinion, the refreshing rate of Helio PXX series is too quick or it can be a marketing gimmick as the P70 only brings a 100 MHz upgrades to the GPU and CPU.

The Helio P60 and P70 Is downgraded for Indian Market

In a Chinese conference held in January this year, MediaTek announced the suspension of the development of the X-series flagship processor, however, the R&D of the mid-range P-series processor has not stopped. Some media also said that MediaTek will release a new mid-end chip Helio P40 and Helio P70, and the specific parameters of the two chips were also exposed.

For the Chinese market, the specifications can be viewed in the given link here.
MediaTek Helio P70 released along with the Real Me U is actually used 3-core GPU design and the big cores in the CPU are clocked at 2.1GHz instead of 2.5GHz.