Foreign media reports that MediaTek may soon launch an Helio G series eight-core SoC for the entry-level market. With two Cortex-A75 + six Cortex-A55 CPUs and a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU core, the company hopes the new chipset will bring powerful gaming performance to affordable smartphones. Yenchi Lee said in an interview with Android Authority: The upcoming entry-level chipset is lower in power consumption and performance than the G90 series.
For the mass market, it is even slightly inferior to the G90T. Although it has not been confirmed, the new SoC is likely to be the Helio G70 on Redmi 9.
The company vaguely stated that we will soon hear about the new SoC, but did not give any hardware specifications and exact timetable.
According to a recent leak, it will be an octa-core chipset with two Cortex-A75 + six Cortex-A55 CPUs and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU cores.
Earlier, MediaTek pioneered a three-cluster SoC design, which divided the core into three types: small, medium, and large. However, on the latest Teana 1000/800 series chipsets, only a dual-cluster solution is used.
Of course, the company has not completely abandoned the three-cluster CPU architecture, and we expect to see related new products in the near future. As for the release schedule of the G-series SoC, it is unknown at this time.
Interestingly, its rival Qualcomm said at a summit held last month that it will provide GPU updates through the Google Play Store to advance system graphics driver updates and bug fixes released by device vendors.
Speaking of this cool new feature, MediaTek said it is also working on the same technology. It is trying to see if this can be done in the future, but there is no timetable. After all, it needs partners to provide corresponding help.