MediaTek Helio P90 To Bring Flagship AI Capabilities For Masses

MediaTek announced the launch of its latest chipset, the Helio P90 system-on-chip (SoC), which features APU 2.0, its new generation AI architecture to boost its AI processing.

On paper it looks like  MediaTek’s new Helio P90 processor has some impressive AI capabilities, which will definitely boost not only its artificial intelligence capabilities, but also the  camera performance. If we compare it to its P70 chip they pushed it from 10fps to 30fps, that clearly means that it will now track fast moving objects much better than its predecessor.


The Helio P90 built-in processing unit – APU 2.0 – a leading fusion AI architecture designed by MediaTek  which promises to deliver a new level of AI experiences that are 4X more powerful than its predecessors the Helio P70 and Helio P60 chipsets. It will help users perform intensive AI tasks effortlessly with faster and more accurate results while at the same time delivering longer battery life.

The octa-core Helio P90 is designed with two Arm A75 processors operating at up to 2.2GHz and six A55 processors operating at up to 2.0GHz. It packs an Imagination Technologies PowerVR GM 9446 GPU. MediaTek’s newest CorePilot technology to ensures processing is done in the most efficient way across its cores.

AI Engine:

With its powerful AI engine, the Helio P90 will now supports faster, complex and more dynamic AI experiences such as human pose detection which can track and analyze body movements. It also supports Google Lens, deep-learning facial detection, real-time beautification, object and scene identification, artificial reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) acceleration, plus other real-time enhancements for photos and videos. Developers and device makers can create innovative AI applications with the Helio P90 using common frameworks such as TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe and Caffe2, based on MediaTek’s NeuroPilot SDK which is fully compliant to Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI).

Camera Performance:

The Helio P90 lets you capture the best pictures ever with support for a supersized 48MP camera or 24+16 MP dual cameras, bringing consumers the highest resolution advanced smartphone photography. Users can capture at 48MP with up to 30 frames per second (FPS) with zero shutter delay, or enjoy super slow-motion at 480FPS in HD to capture every moment. MediaTek brings a resolution revolution to imaging with upgraded triple image signal processors (ISPs) capable of 14-bit RAW and 10-bit YUV processing so photography enthusiasts have even more flexibility to capture and process stunning photos.

The new ISP AI engine, specially designed to provide AI camera experiences, can accurately detect faces and scenes in real-time under low light and motion conditions, making a great shot easier than ever for any user.

The Helio P90  will support dual SIM dual VoLTE 4G LTE WorldMode with a fast Cat-12 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) 4G LTE modem. 4×4 MIMO and 256QAM provided better data throughput in highly populated areas. It also supports  2×2 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. With Helio P90 MediaTek is planning to bring  flagship level AI power to masses and expected from early 2019.

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