MediaTek Announces Helio G25 & Helio G35 Gaming Chipsets

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MediaTek has just announced two new mobile processors in its gaming-focused Helio G series. The new MediaTek Helio G25 and Helio G35 budget chips aimed at low-cost gaming smartphones.

These chipsets come just about two months after the Taiwanese chipmaker launched the Helio G85, a mid-range gaming chipset.

MediaTek Helio G25 & Helio G35 specifications

Like MediaTek's other Helio G chipsets, the new Helio G25 and Helio G35 are also octa-core SoCs fabricated on a 12nm FinFET process from TSMC. The former is an entry-level processor featuring eight ARM Cortex A-53 CPU cores clocked at 2.0GHz. It gets an Imagination PowerVR GE8320 GPU operating at a maximum frequency of 650MHz. The Helio G25 supports displays at up to 1600×720 resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate.

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The Helio G35 is slightly better specced of the two. It also features eight ARM Cortex A-53 CPU cores but with a higher clock speed of 2.3GHz. Its Imagination PowerVR GE8320 GPU is also clocked at 680MHz. This chipset capable of running 2400×1080 resolution displays at 60Hz.

These two chipsets also differ in the camera department. The Helio G25 supports dual 13-megapixel+8-megapixel cameras or a single 21-megapixel camera. The G35, on the other hand, supports dual 13-megapixel+13-megapixel cameras or a single 25-megapixel camera.

They offer the same set of camera features though, with MediaTek promising dual-cam bokeh, rolling shutter compensation (RSC) engine, hardware warping engine (EIS), multi-frame noise reduction, and more. Both the chipsets support 1080P video encoding (H.264) and playback (H.264, H.265/HEVC) at 30 fps.

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The Helio G25 and G35 also share many more features. They both support LPDDR3 and LPDDR4x RAM up to 6GB and up to 1,600MHz memory frequency. The two chipsets also come with the eMMC 5.1 storage standard.

Connectivity features include LTE Cat. 7 DL/Cat.13 UL, dual 4G VoLTE, 4G carrier aggregation (CA), dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, and FM Radio. The new MediaTek chipsets further support Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS, and QZSS navigation systems.

MediaTek's HyperEngine technology promises smooth gaming performance

The MediaTek Helio G25 and Helio G35 both feature the company's HyperEngine game technology. This technology ensures intelligent and dynamic management of the CPU, GPU, and memory for faster, smoother, and low-latency gaming performance along with enhanced power efficiency and "brilliant graphics."

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"MediaTek HyperEngine also lets users defer calls, while in a game, so you never drop a connection or have to stop your game-play," the company said in a press release.

The MediaTek Helio G25 makes its debut on Xiaomi's Redmi 9A. The entry-level smartphone will go on sale in Malaysia on July 7, starting at RM359 (roughly $85).

The MediaTek Helio G35, on the other hand, powers the Redmi 9C and Realme C11. Both of these handsets will arrive in the Malaysian market next month for a price of RM429 (~$100).

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