MediaTek Helio G25 and G35 are official : Aimed at Budget Gaming Smartphones
MediaTek continues to fill the gaps in the G series that started at the top with the Helio G90 a year ago. The Helio G85 , Helio G80 and Helio G70 have since arrived , now joined by two models for the entry-level range, the MediaTek Helio G35 and Helio G25 .
The two new processors are built for enhanced gaming experience for the budget range of smartphones, with 12 nm lithography and octa-core Cortex A53 cores running at up to 2.3 GHz. The first mobiles equipped with these chipsets has already been launched today namely – the Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C and Realme C11.
Enhanced gaming experience for the budget device
The MediaTek Helio G35 and Helio G25 are based on the same 12nm manufacturing process with eight Cortex A53 cores , the main difference between them being the clock frequency. In the Helio G25, the eight cores go up to 2 Ghz, while in the Helio G35 they reach upto 2.3 GHz speed.
Similarly on the GPU, both processors include the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU , with a slight difference in clock speed. It runs at 650 MHz on the Helio G25 and 680 MHz on the Helio G35. Both have support for Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5, FM radio, LTE connectivity, up to 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and eMMC 5.1 storage.
The MediaTek Helio G35 and Helio G25 both include support for Mediatek HyperEngine Gaming Technology, which is an in-house technologies aimed at improving gaming performance by adjusting performance based on various factors analyzed in real time. The resulting experience should be smoother, more energy efficient during gaming sessions on cheap budget handsets.
As for camera support, the Helio G25 supports a single camera of up to 21 megapixels at 30 FPS, while the Helio G35 raises the bar to 25 megapixels . In both cases AI optimizations are included, including simulated bokeh mode and support for electronic image stabilization.
The chips feature integrated 4G LTE WorldMode modems, including essential dual 4G SIM support, allowing VoLTE/ViLTE on both connections. Enhanced with a highly power-efficient design extending battery life, the chips offer MediaTek TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology, which actively detects signal quality to provide the best connection, with low power consumption.
Integrated Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 support simultaneous co-existence, aimed at significantly boosting throughput and connection reliability when using Wi-Fi and wireless peripherals, like headphones and gamepads.
The MediaTek Helio G25 debuted today on the Xiaomi Redmi 9A , while the MediaTek Helio G35 debuts simultaneously on the Xiaomi Redmi 9C and Realme C11 , both launched today. Due to its support for low-end specification, we will probably see it on several cheap mobiles in the coming months.