The MediaTek Helio G35 and Helio G25 aim to offer a superior gaming experience on affordable smartphones
MediaTek has released two new SoCs tailor-made for gaming smartphones. They are a part of MediaTek's G series of chips and are meant for reasonably-priced devices. Both chips come with MediaTek's HyperEngine technology that intelligently determines the quality of a connection. It switches between Wi-Fi and LTE to ensure a lag-free experience.
The MediaTek Helio G35 and MediaTek Helio G25 are 12nm chips powered by eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and 2.0GHz, respectively. The former gets a PowerVR GE8320 GPU clocked at 680MHz, while the latter's clock frequency has been toned down to 650MHz. The lack of high-performance Cortex-A7x cores is disappointing, but the chips should make up for it in terms of power efficiency.
The MediaTek Helio G35 supports camera configurations up to 25MP. The camera can be coupled with features such as AI-driven Bokeh effects, electronic image stabilization (EIS), rolling shutter compensation (RCS), beauty mode, and more. The Helio G25 also supports all the features mentioned above, but with a 21MP limit. The video recording prowess of both chips is limited to 1080p 30fps.
Lastly, the MediaTek Helio G35 supports displays with up to FHD+ resolution, while the Helio G25 is capped at HD+. Both chips support eMMC 5.1 storage and are compatible with 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and FM Radio. They can also run two 4G SIM cards simultaneously.