MediaTek was always telling Fudzilla that the Helio P10 (MT6755) is to be released Q4 2015. Since we are living in that quarter right now, we were starting to wonder what is happening. The company told us back in June 2015 is that the Helio P10 (MT6755) is going to give mobile phones an extra 12 percent better battery life compared to previous parts including MT6753. This is despite the fact that the Helio P10 (MT6755) runs up to 2GHz compared to 1.5GHz with the MT6753.
The GFXBench 3.1 has confirmed that the new SoC has the Mali T860 graphics. In the Manhattan 3.1 benchmarks, and in the screen mode, a Mali T860 powered MediaTek MT6755 scored 200 Frames per second. The same test on Meizu M2 Note powered by MT6753 and Mali T720 scored 112 Frames.
More surprising was the off-screen scenario in the original Manhattan benchmark. Onscreen the MediaTek MT6755 scored 244 Frames – a tad slower than 260 frames that we scored with Meizu M2 Note powered by MT6753 and Mali T720. The difference becomes significant in the off-screen test where the MediaTek MT6755 P10 with Mali T860 scored 437 Frames versus 260 with the older SoC with Mali T720.
The Helios P10 brings the new LET Cat-6 world mode modem and is the first to adopt TSMC's 28nm HPC+ process for improved power and efficiency. On the default clock, the dual-core Mali T860 runs at 700 MHz. It will be a decent CPU and GPU upgrade for mainstream phones. Phones such as Meizu M2 Note 5.5" powered with MTK6753 processor sell for as low as €151.43 and the P10 will probably launch in similar price range.
We expect to see the first devices based on Helio P10 (MT6755) before the end of the year.