MediaTek has introduced what it calls “its most powerful smartphone gaming-focused chip”: the MediaTek Helio G95. The latest addition to the MediaTek Helio G Series family features enhanced MediaTek HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support, and AI Super Resolution for video streams.
Aimed at the premium 4G gaming smartphone segment, the new chip will power major smartphone brands that will hit global markets this month. MediaTek Helio G95 offers gaming enthusiasts “faster performance” and “high-end features” like advanced multi-camera photography (or up to four cameras), with an inbuilt AI processing unit (APU). It provides dual wake-up word support and enables HDR10 standard display, which can be enhanced to approach HDR10+ quality in real-time.
“The smartphone gaming segment shows sustained growth, with device makers keen on offering newer, more advanced technologies to gaming enthusiasts. MediaTek continues to enhance its G series gaming chips to deliver robust performance and MediaTek Helio G95 is our most powerful gaming chip to date,” said Dr. Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager, Wireless Communications Business Unit, MediaTek.
MediaTek Helio G95 incorporates a pair of powerful Arm Cortex-A76 CPUs operating up to 2.05GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 power-efficient CPUs, with upgraded Arm Mali-g76 MC4, operating at up to 900 MHz for advanced single and multicore performance. The chip is also equipped with an ultra-low-power, always-on DSP that supports dual wake-up word detection, ensuring seamless concurrence between two parallel Voice Wakeup (VoW) functions. The ultra-low-power DSP minimizes power consumption of applications such as the always-on Google Assistant and supports multiple keyword triggers and virtual assistants.
The enhanced MediaTek HyperEngine game technology features networking, rapid response, picture quality, and resource management engines for seamless gameplay and highly responsive user experience. When the Wi-Fi signal is weak, the technology intelligently triggers Wi-Fi & LTE concurrency, ensuring a smooth and lag-free connection during gaming. It also enables the option to defer calls while in-game without a drop in connection and ensures intelligent and dynamic management of the CPU, GPU, and memory.
AI Super Resolution Display
MediaTek’s new chip offers an AI Super Resolution display for superior video calling and video streaming on various platforms like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, and TikTok. It can support video qualities ranging from 360p to 720p HD resolution in real-time, reducing the network bandwidth by up to 75% without any perceptible difference in quality. It features FHD+ 90fps displays for fast responsiveness and smooth experience, making the chip ideal for gaming and daily User Interface.
Offering multi-camera support for premium imaging, the chip enables devices featuring up to 64MP camera, with quad-pixel technology for incredible low-light results during night shots. It also enables depth engines for real-time portrait bokeh, AI-FD (Fast & precise AI face detection engine), MFNR, Warping, 3DNR, video encoding and decoding at 4K 30fps, along with integrated APU for AI camera enhancement.
The gaming-focused MediaTek Helio G series family consists of the G90 Series and the new G95 chipsets, aimed at premium users, along with the G85, G80, and G70 chipsets for mid-tier gaming devices. The recently launched MediaTek Helio G25 and G35 chips are focused on the mainstream smartphone category and boost MediaTek’s reach across demographics.