Building on the success of the Helio P20, P22, P23 and P60 chipsets for high end smartphones, MediaTek has introduced now Helio A22 SoC which is optimized for quad-core performance, incredible camera features, AI enhancements and remarkable power efficiency without a premium price tag.
According to MediaTek, the Helio A22 is built with advanced 12nm FinFET fabrication technology to deliver high performance with greater power efficiency. It is equipped with MediaTek’s CorePilot technology and optimizes power for each task to extend device battery life. Helio A22 also has AI features to take advantage of the MediaTek NeuroPilot software development kit (SDK) extensions and third-party AI applications.
MediaTek claims that Helio A22 offers exceptional camera capabilities, taking photography to the next level with AI enhancements. The chipset supports up to 13+8 megapixels dual-camera setups at 30 frames per second (FPS) and a single camera operating mode of up to 21 megapixels. Device makers can create stunning, large-screen devices with the Helio A22’s 20:9 HD+ display support.
The chipset supports the latest AI frameworks, including Google Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI), so developers can seamlessly build AI applications for Helio A22-powered devices.
Advanced connectivity is at the heart of the Helio A22 with an innovative RF design for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi co-existence. The chipset both Cat-4 and Cat-7 4G LTE performs for fast connectivity and packs a dual 4G SIM with VoLTE and ViLTE. Also A22 supports both LPDDR3 and the newer, faster LPDDR4 for more customer design flexibility.
The Helio A22’s GNSS location enhancements enable 57 percent faster TTFF, a 10 percent improvement in accuracy and up to 24 percent lower power operation compared to previous generation chipsets. With 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, MediaTek’s Helio A22 offers higher bandwidth and throughput, resulting in improved online gaming, multimedia and communications experiences for users. Also, the chipset supports BT5.0 for longer transport distance and higher speeds suitable for smart home devices.
The Helio A Series is in volume production now and the company has not disclosed yet when they will start shipping to the phone manufacturers.