MediaTek unveiled the Helio G35 and G25 chipsets, that are geared toward gaming smartphones although more specifically gaming phones that price $100 or much less. With that budget in thoughts, here’s what the two chips offer. Really, it’s more like different bins of the same chip.
The Helio G35 is a 12nm chip with an octa-core processor – but it’s all Cortex-A53 cores (not even the faster A55, not to mention A7x cores). They run at 2.3GHz and could be linked to as much as 6GB of RAM of the 1,600MHz LPDDR4x variety (the cheaper LPDDR3 can be supported as much as 4GB). For storage, eMMC 5.1 is the only option.
The GPU is a PowerVR GE8320 from Imagination, running at 680MHz. MediaTek’s HyperEngine dynamically adjusts the CPU, GPU and memory based on thermals and power draw.
The Helio G25 has the identical architecture, however with lower clock speeds. The CPU is all the way down to 2.0GHz, the GPU to 650 MHz. A much bigger distinction is that the G35 supports 1080p+ displays while the G25 tops out at 720p+.
Camera features include Multi-Frame Noise Reduction, Electronic Image Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Compensation. If a depth sensor is on the market, the chipsets can render bokeh results.
The G35 can be utilized with cameras as much as 25MP (or 13+13MP if using a dual cam setup). Once more, the G25 capabilities lowered to 21MP cameras (or dual 13+8MP). Both can record 1080p videos at 30 fps using the H.264 codec. For playback H.265 can also be supported.
When it comes to connectivity, both Helio chipsets are equal. They will do VoLTE and ViLTE on two 4G connections. The HyperEngine can switch between Wi-Fi and LTE in simply 13 milliseconds to take care of a fast, stable connection (that’s necessary for multiplayer games).
Locally, Wi-Fi 5 (ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 are supported and there’s an FM radio receiver.
The Realme C11 and Xiaomi Redmi 9C use the Helio G35, the Redmi 9A picked the Helio G25. All three telephones price beneath $100 and will likely be popping out in July.