After the launch of their Mid-range G90 and G90T SoCs, MediaTek has now launched their latest G70 SoC, which is second in line to their new ‘G’ series. They’ve also announced G70T, the improved version of G70 most probably. They’re really concentrating on Mid-range gaming chipsets as a new category of users who benefits their smartphones only for gaming. As per MediaTek’s claim their ‘Intelligent Network and Resource Management’ could boost gaming performance, ‘MediaTek HyperEngine Game Technology’.
MediaTek Helio G70 SoC
The octacore MediaTek Helio G70 incorporates 2+6 configuration. There are 2x powerful ARM Cortex A75 cores clocked @2GHz and 6x A55 cores clocked @1.7GHz. On the GPU side, there’s ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 which goes upto 820MHz, for an efficient yet powerful gaming.
The chipset supports a large L3 cache for improved performance. As a result, it also supports upto 8GB of LPDDR4X memory with a maximum frequency of 1800MHz. It is capable of driving displays upto 2520 x 1080, ie, FHD+ resolution. Connectivity options include a 4G LTE Modem that supports Carrier Aggregation. Yes there’s no 5G support as it maybe reserved only for their Dimensity series SoCs. There’s Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL speeds and Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS navigation systems. Additional connectivity features include Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 and FM Radio support.
In addition to that, SoC can support either a single 48MP or dual 16MP sensors. And it supports video recording upto 2K @30fps. The chipset also sports various other photography features such as a dedicated depth engine, Camera Control Unit (CCU), Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) technology that enhances video panning and ultra-fast recording (up to 240fps).
Seeing the features and capabilities, there are some undercuts compared to G90T, from the name itself.However, the Helio G70 is a lower powered G90/G90T in most aspects. These new mid-range ‘gaming’ chipsets from MediaTek are more likely to power smartphones in sub 15,000 category.