MediaTek Helio P30

Extensive Dual-Camera System

The MediaTek Helio P30 is a serious photographic device, without the high-end price. MediaTek’s Imagiq 2.0 incorporates premium, hardware-backed dual-camera features that deliver an unparalleled photographic quality and experience to mainstream smartphones.

Its 16+16MP dual camera system is powered by two 14-bit ISPs, allowing a combination of wide + telephoto zoom lenses for real-time depth-of-field effects, zHDR and improved real-time de-noise in low-light conditions for both photography and video recording. Optical zoom functions enable a sharp image up to 10x zoom (depending on device lens selection), allowing a greater choice of photography from wide/panoramic through to telephoto. Incorporating 2x1 PDAF and EIS 3.0 with integrated RSC gives superb image capture quality, even when moving. A single camera operating mode of up to 25MP is also supported.

Never miss a 'spur of the moment' scene with MediaTek Instant Auto Exposure (AE). The dedicated, hardware Camera Control Unit (CCU) delivers considerably faster, focal correction and exposure adjustment when environmental lighting conditions change suddenly. AE convergence speed is up to twice as fast as competitive auto exposure performance.

The new Vision Processing Unit (VPU) is a dedicated 500MHz DSP paired to the Image Signal Processors (ISP), providing a dedicated processing platform for numerous camera features, freeing up the CPU and GPU to save power and compute resource. Key advantages include:

  • Programmability and Flexibility: The VPU provides a platform that allows brands the ability to customize camera functionality and drive product differentiation.
  • Huge Power Reduction: The VPU is a dedicated camera-assisting hardware unit that can perform real-time processing functions that were typically assigned to CPU or GPU, but at only a tenth of the power usage.
  • Performance Boost: The VPU can still be used in isolation or as part of a team with the CPU/GPU; a true heterogeneous computing environment on the same memory subsystem for advanced multi-application or multi-function tasks.

MediaTek has already gathered considerable 3rd party application support giving great product differentiation opportunity.

Powerful, Heterogeneous Compute Environment

Its eight ARM Cortex-A53 processors can operate up to 2.5GHz, while MediaTek CorePilot technology keeps a sustained high-performance and overall consistent user-experience, delivering a 20% boost over the previous generation P-series. Similarly, GPU performance has increased 25%, thanks to new Mali-G71 MP2 running at a blistering 950MHz.

Supporting both is a fast 2x 1600MHz LDPPR4x subsystem that supports up to 6GB of memory. Product designers can choose between cost effective eMMC 5.1 or the latest UFS 2.1 storage interface, depending on their market requirements.

An ultra-low power sensor hub gives a highly-capable, ‘always-on’ functionality that is ideal for applications such as the WeChat pedometer and AI assistants. Powered by a 330MHz, ARM Cortex-M4 with 512kB cache, this commonly used ARM M-core is easily programmable and flexible for brands and application designers to customize functionality, while only sipping battery life. Software features can include: A+G+M/9-axis, pressure & ALS/PS sensors, pedometer, activity measuring, gesture measuring, MPE, FLP, VOW, and sensor fusion functionality. The sensor hub includes a non-DSP based, smart power amplification function and it supports low power DRAM access and Android N’s Hi-Fi sensors too.

Power Efficient Connectivity

MediaTek’s latest generation 4G LTE WorldMode modem, with a second generation Envelope Tracking Module (ETM 2.0), focuses on a low power design that sees a 3-6% advantage over the previous generation built on the same process technology. Performance is balanced between download and upload, offering a unique combination of Cat-7/13 speeds at 300Mbit/s download and 150Mbit/s upload. TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology further adds to MediaTek’s sustained performance and user experience goals, by using the best antenna combination to provide optimal signal quality.

In addition, diverse, world-wide connectivity via multi-GNSS, Bluetooth, FM radio and fast 433Mbps 802.11ac Wi-Fi are also part of the Helio P30 platform.

Discover more about the Helio P30; and find the latest information about all our MediaTek Helio family products.



CPU Type(s)

Arm Cortex-A53

Max CPU Frequency



Octa (8)



Heterogeneous Multi-Processing


Memory and Storage

Memory Type


Max Memory Frequency

LPDDR4X: 1600MHz;

Max Memory Size


Storage Type

eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1


Cellular Technologies

4G Carrier Aggregation (CA), CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), 4G FDD / TDD, HSPA +

Specific Functions

2x2 Carrier Aggregation; Low Power Design; ETM 2.0; TAS 2.0

LTE Category

Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL

General Connectivity

Bluetooth, FM Radio, Wi-Fi


Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS


Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)


Max Camera ISP

16MP + 16MP, 25MP

Max Video Capture Resolution

3840 x 2160

Capture FPS


Camera Features

CCU for Instant AE; VPU @ 500MHz; 24MP @ 30FPS; color+mono, wide+tele zoom with real-time depth engine


GPU Type

Arm Mali-G71 MP2

Max GPU Frequency


Max Display Resolution

2160 x 1080

Video Encoding

H.265 / HEVC, VP9

Video Encoding FPS


Video Playback

H.264, H.265 / HEVC, VP-9

Video Playback FPS


MediaTek Technologies

MediaTek Technologies

CorePilot, EnergySmart Screen, Imagiq, MiraVision