MediaTek has unveiled a new SoC today, the Helio P22. This is the first mid-range chipset to be built on a 12nm process, specifically TSMC's FinFET.
It boasts an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz. The P22 supports dual main cameras of resolutions up to 13 MP + 8 MP, with 30fps video recording. It has a low-power, "highly capable hardware depth engine for real-time Bokeh preview".
Screens with resolutions up to 1,600x720 are supported, with a maximum aspect ratio of 20:9. Dual-SIM functionality is built-in, with LTE connectivity on both. There's also 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and GLONASS.
It's 2018 so "AI" couldn't miss from a press release about an SoC, of course. The P22 "offers the benefits of AI-accelerated experiences", MediaTek says. That's achieved through support for common AI frameworks such as TensorFlow, TF Lite, Caffe and Caffe2, as well as "an auto-select function for the best available AI resource for developer efficiency", whatever that means.
You also get "AI accelerated camera experiences including Face ID" (isn't that a trademark?), "smart photo album", and "single-camera as well as dual-camera depth of field features".
The Helio P22 is in volume production already, and is expected to be available in consumer devices by the end of June.
I have no issues with this chipset at all. If compared to yesteryear mid range chipsets like Hisilicon's Kirin 620, or most of the Mediatek's MT65-- or MT67-- (Non-Helio) Series, the P22 is definitely more powerful. Other than that, it's really good ...
The Fake bookeh you mentioned is actually the real bookeh.. In the "real" camera world there is just one camera with a powerful lens and sensor.. the forcus is so strong at a particular point (on the subject ) that automatically the background will b...