Taiwanese MediaTek proudly launches two new SoCs: the Helio G70 and G70T. Less efficient than the G90 and G90T introduced last summer, these new products target gaming on affordable smartphones. Will they be able to compete with the Snapdragon 710, offered on the mid and high-end of Qualcomm?
We were talking about it a few months ago, MediaTek launched in the summer two new chips (the Helio G90 and G90T) with the objective of establishing itself on gaming smartphones at contained prices. An optic that the Taiwanese semiconductor giant seems to cherish. Proof of this is: it goes further by marketing two additional SoCs with a similar objective: the Helio G70 and G70T. As their names suggest, they want to be even more accessible… even if it means showing up to be castrated against the G90s. In addition to the G90s, these new products could, however, offer an interesting response to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 … at least if they manage to assert an advantageous price/performance ratio compared to the offer of the American giant.
G70: MID-RANGE SPECIFICATIONS AND ONLINE GAMING SIGHTS
For the moment, MediaTek mainly communicates on its Helio G70. Described as ” ideal for consumer smartphones and elite mobile players “, this SoC incorporates two ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2 GHz (instead of the A76 cores of the G90) and six Cortex-A55 cores for tasks requiring less power. These are clocked here at 1.7 GHz, note 9to5Google , while specifying that this is also less than the 2 GHz observed on the G90T.
These different cores share ” an important L3 cache “, says MediaTek without saying more, while the Helio G70 is designed to support up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. For video games, you will have to rely on an ARM Mali-G52 iGPU operating at a maximum frequency of 820 MHz. This GPU part integrated into the SoC is supported by HyperEngine technology which, still according to MediaTek, makes it possible to significantly improve the general performance in the game.
The new MediaTek chip is finally capable of supporting a 48 MP photosensor and a Full HD + screen. 5G, however, is not on the menu. These new SoCs Helio G70 and G70T should be present on the market throughout the coming year 2020, and possibly continue their careers in 2021 without further details.