On the 31st of August 2020, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 732G SoC with improvements over a decent predecessor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC is expected to power a series of devices in the midrange segment. Qualcomm rivals MediaTek have also decided on stealing the spotlight by launching the new Helio G95 SoC which also has improvements built on its decent precursor.
The new MediaTek Helio G95 SoC is an extension with the same features as the previous Helio G90 and Helio G90T SoC from MediaTek. From the looks of it, the new SoC will only feature minor improvements, since it features a higher boost speed on the GPU, with the ARM Mali-G76 MC4’s ability to operate at up to 900MHz compared to the 800MHz ceiling of its predecessor.
MediaTek is currently boasting of up to 8% increase in GPU benchmark scores from the G90T. There are also claims that the CPU benchmark scores have gotten up to 5% increase, but this doesn’t eliminate the lack of significant change in specifications.
That said, the MediaTek Helio G95 might appear underrated. But from my experience with using a Helio G90T smartphone for a while as a replacement to the other flagships that I use, the predecessor was a pretty good SoC in terms of performance. The G95 on the other hand, has proven to be a safe bet on a good SoC due to its improved functionality.
|Specifications||MediaTek Helio G90T||MediaTek Helio G95|
|CPU||2x ARM Cortex-A76 up to 2.05GHz + 6x ARM Cortex-A55 up to 2GHz||2x ARM Cortex-A76 up to 2.05GHz + 6x ARM Cortex-A55 up to 2GHz|
|GPU||ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 up to 800MHz||ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 up to 900MHz|
|Camera||3x ISP 64MP @22.5fps 24+16MP @30fps||3x ISP 64MP @22.5fps 48MP @ 30fps 24+16MP @30fps|
|AI||2x MediaTek APU up to 750MHz||2x MediaTek APU up to 750MHz|
|Voice Wakeup||Dual wakeup word||Dual wakeup word|
|Memory||LPDDR4x up to 10GB, 2133MHz (4,266 GT/s effective)||LPDDR4x up to 10GB, 2133MHz (4,266 GT/s effective)|
|Storage||UFS 2.1; eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1; eMMC 5.1|
|Display||Up to 2400 x 1080, Full HD+, 21:9||Up to 2520 x 1080, Full HD+, 21:9|
|Display Refresh Rate||Up to 90Hz||Up to 90Hz|
|Modem||4G LTE Cat-12 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) (FDD/TDD), 4×4 MIMO, 3CA, 256QAM, HUPE, IMS (VoLTE/ViLTE/WFC), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Global Bands, TAS 2.0||4G LTE Cat-12 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) (FDD/TDD), 4×4 MIMO, 3CA, 256QAM, HUPE, IMS (VoLTE/ViLTE/WFC), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Global Bands, TAS 2.0|
MediaTek Helio G95 Specification Summary
To tie it together, the MediaTek Helio G95 is based on a 12nm process, with 2x Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.05Ghz and 6x Cortex-A55 cores. This is complemented by the ARM Mali G76 3EEMC4 GPU. Other features for the G95 include up to 10GB of LPDDR4X RAM clocked at up to 2133MHz.
The SoC also supports up to 64MP single camera or 24MP plus 16MP dual camera configurations, along with the presence of pixel-binning support, and 240fps slo-mo, as well as AI facial detection. The chip also integrates dual wake-up word support, allowing phones to build in support for listening to more than one trigger word simultaneously.
When it comes to networking, the series supports Cat-12 4G LTE modem with 3X CA and 4X4 MIMO technology. The Helio G95 also continues to feature the MediaTek HyperEngine game technology, boasting of gaming-centric features such as a networking engine, a rapid response engine, a resource management engine, a picture quality engine, call and data concurrency, and dual Wi-Fi connection. You can read more about these features in our G90 series announcement.
In the nearest future, we expect newer model of smartphones with the new Helio G95 launching in major markets, targeted at the midrange segment.