MediaTek released its new mid-range gaming chipset, the Helio G95. The new processor is an improvement to the MediaTek Helio G90 T, which was a pretty good processor itself.
The Helio G95 doesn’t change much in comparison to its predecessor. It also has the same cores as the G90T. You get two high-performance Cortex-A76 CPUs running at 2.05GHz and six high-efficiency Cortex-A55 cores. It also uses the same GPU — the Mali-G76 MC4 ARM. MediaTek has, however, overclocked the GPU this time around with a frequency of 900MHz compared to 800MHz on the Helio G90T. MediaTek argues that this helps the G95 to achieve a 5 percent improvement in the AnTuTu benchmark score and an 8 percent increase in the Manhattan 3.0 score.
Obviously, being a gaming-focused chipset, it also offers certain gaming-oriented features. The MediaTek HyperEngine platform provides features such as the ability to connect your phone to two routers at the same time for lower ping. Plus, if you get a mid-game call, your link won’t drop the way you can with mobile networks sometimes. The chipset also provides 60 percent shorter GPU rendering to show latency and allows for fewer stutters and lags when playing intense games.
Helio G95 also intelligently allocates CPU , GPU, and memory resources to provide the most seamless gaming experience while retaining power performance.
The Helio G95 can accommodate up to 64MP cameras and can also record slow motion videos up to 240FPS with HEVC encoding for smaller file sizes. Dual 24 + 16MP camera modules can also be supported.
Instead, the support for dual wake terms is more important. The Helio G95 will listen to two words of wake-up simultaneously. This means that you can use, for example, “Hey Google” and “Alexa” interchangeably to launch their respective virtual assistants. This could prove useful if you want to use Google Assistant for some tasks and Alexa for others.
Similar to the Helio G90 and G90 T, the G95 will power mid-range phones focused on gaming and performance. We can expect smartphone manufacturers to start using this processor in the near future.