7 reasons you need the MediaTek Helio A22 in your next smartphone

Aug 1, 2018
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Reason 1: A focus on photography

The MediaTek Helio A22 targets mainstream smartphones for enhance affordability of great features. Whereas large, dual-camera arrays were previously the domain of the most expensive devices, the A22 aims to bring best-in-class camera hardware to everyone with arrays of up to 13+8MP supported. Alternatively, up to a super-sized 21MP single camera could be chosen instead. Both single and dual-camera setups support popular bokeh (depth of field) photography to give stunning, professional-styled photographs.

It’s also what’s behind the camera that counts too. The MediaTek Imagiq capture suite includes enhancements that automatically minimize aliasing, grain, and provides defect/distortion correction techniques. In addition there is incredible low-light performance, multi-frame noise reduction and a clear-image zoom technology. 3A includes MediaTek’s anti-over exposure hardware with accurate point focusing called Instant Auto Exposure (AE).

Reason 2: Edge-AI & MediaTek NeuroPilot

The demand for AI-infused apps is in full stride, and here the MediaTek Helio A22 supports intuitive, light AI-enhancements such as Face ID (taking a selfie to unlock your smartphone), Smart Photo Album, simulated depth of field photography, and many more enhancements thanks to the creativity of your favorite phone brands.

To support smartphone brands and app developer needs, MediaTek NeuroPilot provides the best possible ecosystem for adding AI-enhancements to OS and apps by working with common AI frameworks and providing compliance with Android Neural Networks API (Android NNAPI).

Reason 3: Fastest & most efficient in its class

Operating at up to a speedy 2GHz, the quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor cluster is the fastest in its class: providing highly-reactive single-threaded performance as well as four cores for multi-threaded action. Paired with a fast IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU and support for the latest LPDDR4x memory, it gives a powerful combination of high-performance hardware in a single chip. The result is a CPU and GPU performance that's up to 30% and 72% faster respectively than the direct alternative. The entire SoC is then built on a tiny 12nm process: one of the most advanced and low-power available.

The result is that the MediaTek Helio A22 is a highly capable mainstream smartphone platform that’s first-to-market using an ultra-efficient fabrication process.

Reason 4: CorePilot 4.0

MediaTek’s CorePilot 4.0 encompasses a whole suite of advances including UX monitoring, task scheduling, and power-performance optimization. With a focus on user experience, together they deliver capabilities that exceed expectations regardless of how you use your smartphone—from simplified, convenient browsing to scorching competitive mobile gaming.

Reason 5: Dual 4G SIM (Dual VoLTE)

Having both SIM cards 4G capable provides a significant upgrade in many ways you may not be aware of.

Dual 4G SIM slots gives you flexibility of carrier choice for calls or data, without suffering any connection performance limitations. Sometimes users need to balance limited data packages, which means a pair of 4G-capable SIM sockets are essential to avoid running dry when you need it most. In addition, as some operators are now 4G-only it’s a future-proof investment in a new smartphone.

The call quality of VoLTE (voice over LTE) and ViLTE (face-to-face video over LTE) are significantly better and call setup time is noticeably faster. And finally, 4G LTE technology enables faster connectivity, more reliable coverage, and lower power consumption than previous generations.

Reason 6: The latest cellular technologies

MediaTek is one of the world’s largest providers of cellular modems. It employs a keen eye on consumer needs and maximizing the smartphone experience; where peak speeds offer less benefit versus a focus on connection reliability, power efficiency and support for the latest industry features and standards from global cellular operators.

MediaTek’s latest generation 4G LTE WorldMode modem merges the performance and reliability you need for personal or business activities thanks to its latest cellular features and standards. This includes incredible voice and video capabilities like IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\VoWi-Fi)—now supported by over 100 cellular operators worldwide; LTE broadcast with global eMBMS; breakthrough High-Performance User Equipment (HPUE); and 600MHz (Band 71) frequency support. All these improve the user experience, with greater connection reliability no matter where you travel, and evolutionary better power-efficiency for longer battery life.

Reason 7: Unique 'Smart Antenna' technology (TAS 2.0)

Another in-house designed technology in the connectivity deck is MediaTek's second-generation smart antenna technology (TAS 2.0). It automatically detects and chooses the ideal best antenna to use, no matter how or where you hold it, or which direction you face. TAS 2.0 optimizes the signal for quality and connection reliability. With less signal boosting required, you reduce power usage, conserving power and bettering battery life.

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