MediaTek has officially released two new chipsets into the market. The new Helio G35 and G25 will power low-budget gaming smartphones under $100. This move is further proof that gaming is going mainstream in the smartphone world.
The Helio G35 chipset consists of an Octa-core processor built on a 12nm manufacturing process tech. The eight cores available here are all Cortex-A53 cores, which is slower than the Cortex-A55 cores. These cores clock at 2.3 GHz and can connect to up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM of 1,600MHz. For storage, it uses the eMMC 5.1 option. The PowerVR GE8320 GPU runs at 680 MHz. For comparison, this is the same GPU used for the Helio P35 chipset we saw on the Infinix S5 Pro.
The Helio G25 chipset has the same CPU & GPU architecture with the Helio G35, the difference is just the clock speeds. The Helio G25 clocks at a lower 2.0 GHz in CPU and 650 MHz in GPU. Another key difference between both chipsets is the display resolution, the Helio G25 supports up to 720p+ while the Helio G35 reaches 1080p+.
Camera-wise, the Helio G35 supports 25MP (or 13+13MP in dual setup format) while the Helio G25 tops out at 21MP (or 13+8MP in dual setup). Both chipsets are capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps. It can also render bokeh effects with the help of a depth sensor. Other camera features are EIS (electronic image stabilization), Rolling Shutter Compensation, and Multi-Frame Noise Reduction.
Coming out this July is the Helio G25 powered Xiaomi Redmi 9A along with the Helio G35 powered Realme C11 and Xiaomi Redmi 9C. As expected, all three smartphones will be priced under the $100 price mark.