tech2 News Staff Nov 28, 2018 18:51:28 IST
MediaTek is working on a new chipset which is rumoured to be called the Helio P80. The upcoming chipset from MediaTek is expected to compete with Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8150 platform and Huawei's recently launched Kirin 980. If true, this will be a surprising move from MediaTek, which had opted out of the high-end mobile platform market.
Leaked AI benchmarks also suggest that the P80 is competitive with the 8150 and 980.
According to a report in Gizmo China, Helio P80 is expected to power Oppo's upcoming R19 smartphone.
The Oppo R19 is supposed to be the Oppo R17's successor. The R17 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670. It's predecessor, the R15, used a Helio P60.
The report further states that the chip will be built on TSMC's 12 nm process. Considering that Apple's A12, the Kirin 980 and even the Current Snapdragon 845 are built on a smaller process, the P80 is likely to be more power hungry, but also cheaper to manufacture.
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