MediaTek has announced today their top-tier, gaming-focused chipset for 4G smartphones, the Helio G95. The new chip is a successor to the Helio G90 and G90T that has powered many successful mid-range phones this year, including the Realme 6.
Diving into the technical specs, the Helio G95 has a pair of Arm Cortex-A76 CPUs operating up to 2.05GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 power-efficient CPUs. The GPU is an ARM Mali-G76 MC4, operating at up to 900 MHz for advanced single and multicore performance.
The chipset has native support for four cameras, along with a built-in AI processing unit, as well as wake-up word support and HDR10 support as well, no doubt to enable premium experiences via HDR10+ like experiences in real-time.
Aside from that, the new chip also has AI Super Resolution display for superior video calling and video streaming on various platforms like Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime. It can support video qualities ranging from 360p to 720p HD resolution in real-time, reducing the network bandwidth by up to 75 percent without any perceptible difference in quality. There’s also support for 90Hz refresh rate panels in the chip, a feature that’s quickly becoming one of the most sought after for mid-range phones nowadays.
Unfortunately, the chipset is meant for 4G experiences only, as it doesn’t come with a 5G modem. MediaTek is keeping its 5G product portfolio strictly within the Dimensity family.
While MediaTek didn’t confirm it, it’s likely that the first phone that’ll be equipped with their new processor is Realme’s upcoming Realme 7.
The phone has been rumored to launch with the chipset, along with a premium body, 64-megapixel main camera along with three other sensors, a large 90Hz refresh rate display, and will have at the very least an 8GB/128GB variant.
The previous generation Realme 6 was powered by MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset.