Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has unveiled two new Helios SCs for cheap gaming phones that can go for as little as 100. The new Helio G35 and G25 chip sets are two different versions of the same chip with a slight difference.
The Helio G35 is based on a 12nm process and includes only the Cortex-A53 CPU core. These cores are locked at 2.3GHz and can be paired with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM (LPDDR3 is also supported) and EMMC 5.1 type storage.
Power VR GE8320 GPU on SOC is running at 680MHz. It has MediaTek’s Hyper Engine technology that is able to adjust the CPU, GPU, and memory based on the device’s heating and power. This GPU was also used on the Helio P35SC found in the Infinix S5 Pro and many other budget phones.
MediaTek unveils Helio G35 and G25 chip sets for gaming phones priced at $ 100 or less
His sibling, the Helio G25, looks like the G35 architecture, but the clock speed is slow. The CPU is at 2.0GHz while the GPU is at 650Mhz. However, the biggest difference is that the Helio G25 only supports 720p display while the G35 can support 1080 display.
The G35 can make cameras with a resolution of up to 25MP or a combination of 13MP + 13MP, while the G25 is limited to 21MP units or a combo of 13MP + 8MP. Both can record FHD + videos at 30 fps. Camera features include electronic image stabilization, multi-frame noise reduction, rolling shutter compensation, and bouquet effects.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9C and A and Realm C11 are already equipped with these chipsets and will be available next month for less than 100.