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Mediatek G35 and G25 unveiled for budget gaming, coming soon to Redmi and Realme devices

Taiwanese chipmaker Mediatek has added 2 budget gaming chips the Helio G35 and Helio G25 to its gaming SoC line-up, hence the “G” moniker. A month ago, Mediatek had released the G85 chip. The G25, G35 G70, G85, and G90 along with the G90T are all built on the 12nm process node. But the good thing about the G25 and 30 is that they are made for phones that cost less than $100. The G25 could run in phones costing As low as $70 to $80.

Specifications

CPU GPU and RAM:

Both the Helio G25 and G35 have almost the same configuration, with different clock speeds. The G25 has 8x Cortex A53 cores with all cores clocked at 2GHz peak. The GPU used is a an Imagination PowerVR GE8320 GPU clocked at 650MHz. The G35 on the other hand has the same A53 cores clocked at 2.3GHz instead of the usual 2.0GHz on the G25. The GPU too is the same Imagination PowerVR GE8320 GPU, but this time, it’s clocked higher, at 680MHz. Lastly, coming to the RAM, the new chipsets support up to 6GB LPDDR4x RAM at a frequency 1600MHz.

Display:

The G25 uses an IPS LCD is capable of a max display resolution of 1600×720 pixels (HD+) with a refresh rate of 60Hz.  The G35 on the other hand too has an IPS LCD display, and supports a max resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (FHD+) and a refresh rate of 60 fps.

Camera:

Coming to the camera, the G25 supports 13+8 dual, or 21MP single with zero shutter lag. The G35 on the other hand supports 13+13MP dual or 25MP single with zero shutter lag.

Other Features

The Helio G25 as well as G35 support Mediatek’s new HperEngine tech.

MediaTek’s HyperEngine technology includes:
  • Intelligent Speed Uplift for Rapid Gameplay
    • Intelligent prediction of Wi-Fi & LTE concurrency triggers in just 13 milliseconds
    • A faster response between smartphone and cell-tower
    • Simply defer calls while in-game without the connection dropping for a moment
  • Resource Management Engine for Better, Longer Gameplay
    • Intelligent, dynamic management of CPU, GPU and memory
    • Smoother performance in heavy-loading game engines, demanding scenes and intense gameplay
    • Enhanced power efficiency for even longer gameplay

The storage support for both is eMMC5.1, 4G support is enabled for both sims on both chipsets, with support for Dual 4G VoLTE. 4G speed is Cat7 downlink and Cat13 uplink. There’s WiFi AC support, and finally Bluetooth version 5 is supported.

Availability

Currently, the Realme C11 is unveiled, and uses the Helio G35. It packs a 5000mAh battery, and will be released in Malaysia. Redmi too has come with the 9C and 9A. The 9C too uses the Helio G35, while the 9A uses the slower G25. Both the Redmi 9A and the Realme C11 will go on sale on 7th July, while the 9C will be available at the end of July.

Kiran Fernandes

Kiran is your friendly neighbourhood tech enthusiast who's passionate about all kinds of tech, goes crazy over 4G and 5G networks, and has recently sparked an interest in sci-fi and cosmology.

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