MediaTek has silently launched a new chipset called Helio G70. Just as the name goes, the new processor is positioned under the Helio G90 and Helio G90T SoCs.
Since it is a Helio G-series chipset, MediaTek designed the Helio G70 processor in order to bring gaming capabilities to budget-friendly mobile devices. According to the rumour mill, the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 9 could be one of the first phones to get powered by the new Helio G70 processor.
MediaTek Helio G70 Specifications
The Helio G70 is an octa-core processor that constitutes four cores of Cortex A75 working at 2GHz and four cores of Cortex A55 clocking at 1.7GHz. The SoC is coupled with 820MHz Mali-G52 2EEMC2.
The smartphones powered by Helio G70 has the ability to deliver a maximum resolutions of 1080 x 2520 pixels. It supports up to 8 GB of 1800MHz LPDDR4x and eMMC 5.1 storage.
When it comes to connectivity, the Helio G70 supports 4G carrier aggregation, Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. The SoC supports a single camera of 48-megapixel or up to 16-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual camera system with support for up to 30fps video shooting. Other camera related features available through chipset are Face ID, rolling shutter compensation (RSC), single cam bokeh, dual cam bokeh and AI smart photo album.
There is integrated Voice on Wakeup feature that optimizes the performance of voice assistant with less power consumption. The HyperEngine Game Technology ensures fast and smooth experience while enjoying games. It also supports intelligent networking and resource management while gaming.
Meanwhile, as aforementioned, in another news, the Redmi 9 could be one of the first Helio G70 powered smartphones. Speculations going round says that the Redmi 9 may come with a 6.6-inch display with notch-less design. It could be featuring 4 GB of RAM and may come equipped with a native storage of 64 GB. The phone could be also available in other models. The MIUI 11 flavored Android 10 OS may come preloaded on the device. The handset is speculated to get announced in the first quarter of this year.