MediaTek is known for its powerful and efficient SoCs at a significantly lower price than Qualcomm. Earning its respect from the Helio P series and the newer Dimensity series, MediaTek is being competitive to the Snapdragon chips off recently.
Last year they also announced the powerful Helio G90 and G90T gaming SoCs which indeed was a success and it powers the popular Redmi Note 8 Pro. There remains no doubt that MediaTek has announced the Helio G70 and Helio G70T chipsets for budget gaming smartphones.
As its practically intended for gamers, it brings lots of gaming-centric features like the new MediaTek HyperEngine Game Technology which makes the gaming experience on smartphones even better using the new G70 SoC series.
|Helio G70||Helio G90|
|CPU big cores||2x Cortex-A75 at 2.0GHz||2x Cortex-A76 at 2.05GHz|
|CPU little cores||6x Cortex-A55 at 1.7GHz||6x Cortex-A55 at 2.05GHz|
|GPU||Mali-G52 2EEMC2||Mali-G76 3EEMC4|
|RAM||Up to 8GB LPDDR4x||Up to 10GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1|
|Display||1080p, 21:9||1080p, 21:9|
|Cameras||48MP or 16+16MP||64MP or 24+16MP|
|LTE||Cat 7 down, Cat-13 up||Cat-12 down, Cat 13 up|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0|
The HyperEngine helps the processor to handle CPU and GPU resource allocation more intelligently and dynamically. It also improves the power efficiency for better battery life while gaming. This technology is also present in the G90 gaming SoC series as well.
Talking of specs, the G70 is a 12nm octa-core chipset with two high-performance Cortex A75 cores clocked at 2.0GHz, and there are the six efficiency Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The G70 series only supports eMMC 5.1, not the faster UFS storage.
On the graphics front, we have the Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU running at 820Mhz. The chip has display resolution support up to 1080p, tall aspect ratios up to 21:9 are also supported. The Voice on Wakeup feature enables voice assistants with minimal power use.
The G70 chipset also supports HEVC/H.265 encoding and decoding and supports VP9 decoding which is great since most major streaming services, including Netflix who are planning to move onto VP9 for encoding their streams.
The ISP inside the Helio G70 supports up to single 48MP camera or up to two 16MP cameras and video capture up to 1080p/60fps. The NeuroPilot engine is there to handle AI tasks like object and scene recognition, bokeh enhancement.
The chipset has a modem capable of both dual 4G VoLTE and 300Mbps downlink and there’s support for Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.0. The Chinese media claims that the MediaTek Helio G70 will be used in smartphones priced under CNY 1,000 i.e. around $145/ Rs. 10k.
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