The Taiwanese semiconductor company popular with Chinese manufacturers, MediaTek, is expected to announce two new Helio SoCs at an event in Beijing on August 29th. This event is expected to be targeted towards the middle of the market and slightly above middle of the Chinese market which is generally more mainstream focused.
The Helio P23 and P30 are the two new processors and are expected to be built on the TSMC's latest 16nm and 12nm processes, respectively.
The P30 is expected to have four A73 CPU cores and four A53 cores while the P23 is expected to have eight A53 cores. Both will feature LTE, however the rumor is that the P23 will have Cat.7 LTE while the P30 should have Cat 10 allowing for download speeds of up to 600 Mbps.
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MediaTek's chips are very popular among Chinese manufacturers and its expected that these will find their way into many mainstream smartphones next year.