MediaTek has launched a new Helio A series chipset , the Helio series is meant to complete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processors that power many device like the Xiaomi Redmi 5A in India.
The Helio Series from MediaTek will initially have on processor A22. MediaTek already available in X series processors for high end phones, and P series processors for mid-range.
The Helio series processor will mostly go into the sub Rs 10,000 phones, and will have four cores. The MediaTek Helio A22 comes with four Cortex A53 cores, with clock speed up to 2.0GHz, along with IMG Power VR GE-class GPU.
The Smartphone makers can choose between LPDDR3 or the LPDDR4 RAM , the company claims Helio A22 would be able to back phones that display HD with resolutions (1600*720 pixels), aspect screen ratios of up to 20:9.
MediaTek also claim that the push in performance along side battery efficiency will help achieve the desired result from Helio A22. MediaTek will be launching with the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 6A phone, Redmi 5A is the best selling phone in the last year and beat all the comers in Q1 of 2018. In Redmi 5A powered by Snapdragon 425 SoC with some oomph in its performance as well.
The Taiwanese semiconductor company is marketing the A range as a mid-market chipset. It’s a entry level devices based on it positioning. Helio refers to its mobile chipset range similar to how Qualcomm markets its own range under the Snapdragon.
General Manager of MediaTek , TL Lee said that The Helio A Series continues our vision of mobile marketplace that is accessible to everyone, where high end features are not limited to high end devices.
MediaTek also clarify that Helio A22 is manufactured using 12nm FinFET fabrication technology , which is not advanced as the 10nm fabrication used by companies for the high end processors like Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 but seems decent enough.
MediaTek Helio A22 also provide support for up to 13 MP plus 8 MP dual camera setups at the 30 frames per second and single camera operating mode of up to 21 MP. Phone makers can create large screen phones as the Helio A22 support 20:9 HD display.