MediaTek announces Helio G95 for upcoming high-end 4G gaming smartphones

Promises CPU and GPU performance boost over G90T

by: - Last updated on: September 1st, 2020

Just yesterday, Qualcomm announced a new entrant in its lineup of gaming-focused chipsets, the Snapdragon 732G, which is set to first appear on the upcoming Poco smartphone. A day later, today, its competitor, MediaTek, has now announced added a new gaming chipset in its G-series, the Helio G95. To give you a quick roundup, the G95 features enhanced MediaTek HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support, improved (and stable) connectivity, and AI Super Resolution. Let’s take a closer look at the specifications to know more.

MediaTek Helio G95

For those unaware, MediaTek’s G-series family includes the G90 series for the high-end smartphones, with the G85, G80, and G70 for mid-tier, and G25 and G35 for the budget smartphones. As already mentioned, the MediaTek Helio G95 joins the G90 and will power the upcoming top-of-the-line 4G smartphones. If rumors are to be believed, the G95 will be seen on the upcoming Realme 7 smartphone, which is set to debut along with the Realme 7 Pro. MediaTek claims its latest offering to be the ‘most powerful smartphone gaming-focused chip’.

To start with, the Helio G95 is an octa-core chipset, to no surprise, and it incorporates two Arm Cortex-A75 cores, clocked at a 2GHz. The CPU is accompanied by an ARM Mali-G76 GPU (clocked at 900MHz) for crunching those numbers and handling all the graphics processing. When compared to its predecessor (G90T), the new chipset offers a 5% boost in CPU performance and an 8% boost in the GPU performance.

Adding to the performance, with a focus on gaming, the G95 comes with MediaTek’s HyperEngine gaming technology, which promises to offer reliable connectivity, improved graphics, and better resource management, all of which promise to offer a smooth gaming experience. [MediaTek suggests that when Wi-Fi connection is weak, the technology triggers Wi-Fi and LTE concurrency to ensure a reduced/lag-free connection.]

In terms of the display, the MediaTek Helio G95 offers support for the AI Super Resolution display for video calling and streaming. It allows for streaming at 360p, with real-time upscaling to allow for HD resolution viewing. Similarly, the chipset enables FHD+ (90fps) displays for gaming and general, day-to-day use cases. Furthermore, there is also support for MiraVision Enhanced HDR10+ video playback.

For optics, the Helio G95 includes support for multi-camera setup (up to 64MP). It employs quad-pixel technology for low-light photography along with a depth engine for portrait bokeh, among other features. In addition, it also allows for the usual set of AI enhancement features.

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