MediaTek has announced its new Helios G36 processor. The new MediaTek Helio G36 is an entry-level chipset from MediaTek that is aimed at budget gaming smartphones, provides a balance of performance and power efficiency.
The new launched Helio G36 looks like a rebranded Helio G37. The only difference between the two being Helio G36 has 100Mhz clock reduction on Cortex-A53 cores, which now operate at 2.2GHz instead of 2.3GHz
Other Quick Specs of MediaTek Helio G36
- Processor – 8 Core Arm Cortex-A53 2.2GHz
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi 5 (b/g/n/ac) | Bluetooth 5.0
- Graphics – IMG PowerVR GE8320 680MHz
- Display 2400 x 1080 90Hz
- Camera – 50MP (15FPS) | 25MP (30FPS) |13MP + 13MP (30FPS)
The chipset is built on a 12 nm FinFET process. The MediaTek G36 supports MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0 Lite technology for gaming.
Additionally, the chipset supports global dual 4G connectivity with intelligent connectivity technologies, that includes TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology for reliable signal detection.
But there is no support of 5G. This is understandable looking at the price and budget segment at which this chipset is aimed. Adding 5G support will add to its price.
MediaTek has been doing good recently, with its flagship chips performing neck to neck with their Snapdragon counterparts.
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In our view, there should have been more differences between the two chipsets newly launched G36 and last year G37. They are literally the same chipsets with 100Mhz clock being the only difference.
Nevertheless. This new chip is expected to make appearance in a budget gaming phone which is set to launch in India soon.
Last year’s Helio G37 chipset was introduced in the Moto G22, but there’s no indication which phone brand will debut the newer Helio G36.