Four Helio P22-powered smartphones to launch in India in the next few months, as per MediaTek

“The Helio P22 SoC brings AI capabilities to the mid range”

After launching its first 12nm-based chip, the Helio P60, at MWC this year, Taiwanese chipset brand MediaTek recently introduced the Helio P22 SoC in the mid range. The first smartphone powered by the latest chipset has already been launched in India in the form of the Vivo Y83. Speaking to a few journalists, MediaTek’s Wireless Business Group GM TL Lee also said that the P22 chip has been received well by several phone brands. 

MediaTek Helio P22

On prodding further, Lee said that in the next few months, many more phones powered by the Helio P22 chip will be launched in the Indian market. He mentioned that at least four to five mid-tier handsets can be expected to launch in India in the next six months. Considering that the SoC is aimed at the price-conscious segment, MediaTek believes that it’ll be the preferred solution for many phonemakers, as the P60 is aimed at the upper mid-range category. It must be noted that the Helio P60 has only been utilised by the OPPO F7 (review) and RealMe 1 (review) in the subcontinent so far. As per Lee, “while the first half of 2018 focused on the Helio P60, the second half of the year will see a number of smartphones that will be powered by the Helio P22 SoC.”

To refresh your memory, the Helio P22 is the first chip in its segment to come with the 12nm fabrication process. It offers eight Cortex-A53 cores running at 2GHz, and support for features like real-time bokeh, 20:9 displays and more. The chipset also offers the brand’s NeuroPilot engine for providing AI processing. For connectivity, it offers latest standards like Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac and dual-band 4G VoLTE.

Disclosure: this writer is attending Computex in Taiwan on MediaTek India’s invitation.

One of the earliest members of the 91mobiles' editorial team, Nitansh is a walking encyclopaedia of product specs. Name a phone and he’ll tell you the specifics on screen resolution, processor and camera without blinking an eyelid. Ask him if he remembers the launch date of a noteworthy phone, and he'll tell you the dates when the device first leaked, its global unveil, its Indian launch, and when it got a significant update. He’s a lover of all things Android, and loves writing reviews and scouting for new apps. A Wordpress whiz, he’s always ready to help out a fellow writer. While he juggles between many things at 91mobiles, he always manages to find time to write. In his non-tech avatar, Nitansh is a philatelist, which is a fancy word for stamp-collector.
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