MediaTek launches Helio P90 chip with latest AI architecture

MediaTek today announced the launch of the Helio P90 chip which features the latest AI architecture for smartphone OEMs.
MediaTek Helio P90 with AIThe Helio P90’s built-in APU 2.0 AI architecture can deliver 4X performance than the Helio P70 and Helio P60 chipsets.

“The Helio P90 gives device makers the ability to offer outstanding camera features, battery life, performance and top of the line AI capabilities, while making devices accessible to mass-market consumers,” said TL Lee, general manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit.

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 features an Imagination Technologies PowerVR GM 9446 GPU.

MediaTek said its CorePilot technology gives better performance with low power operation offering improved battery life.

AI-powered Helio P90 supports 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 compliant to Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI).

Users can capture at 48MP with up to 30 frames per second (FPS) with zero shutter delay, or enjoy slow-motion at 480FPS in HD to capture every moment. MediaTek brings  upgraded triple image signal processors (ISPs) capable of 14-bit RAW and 10-bit YUV processing.

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 supports 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 populated areas. It supports 2×2 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0.