The new Helio G36 chipset from MediaTek has been revealed for low-cost smartphones. The SoC joins the current Helio G35 and Helio G37 processors and, among other characteristics, focuses on enhanced gaming and display performance. Here are some specifics.
MediaTek Helio G36: Details
The Helio G36 uses TSMC’s 12nm chip production process and includes an octa-core CPU structure. This includes the Arm Cortex-A53 CPU with a clock speed of up to 2.2GHz. To recall, the Helio G35 and the G37 can clock in at up to 2.3GHz. So, there are no major differences between the G36 and the G35/G37.
There’s the presence of the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The chipset also supports eMMC 5.1 storage, much like the G35 SoC. The display resolution can go up to HD+. It can also support up to a 90Hz refresh rate, which can make scrolling and gaming smooth
Additionally, the MediaTek Helio G36 supports dual 50MP rear cameras for depth of field (bokeh) effects, various AI functions, including AI Beautification. The Helio G36 has MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 Lite, which includes Resource Management Engine 2.0 technology for a better gaming experience. The dynamic management of the CPU, GPU, and RAM can benefit from this.
For connectivity, the chipset comes with a Global 4G LTE Cat-7 modem (2 CC-CA) to support dual-SIM with VoLTE/ViLTE services. Other options include Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth version 5.0, GPS, Beidou
Galileo, Glonass, and QZSS.
The MediaTek Helio G36 chipset is expected to power an upcoming budget gaming-centric phones in India soon. But, an exact timeline remains unknown.