MediaTek Helio G series of chipsets are known to deliver great gaming performance at competitive prices. With the new Helio G37 processor, MediaTek is bringing highly asked-for features like smooth gaming and powerful cameras along with the usual processing and connectivity capabilities to the masses. We will go as far as to say that this chipset has the power to rejuvenate the affordable segment in the Indian smartphone market as soon as devices powered by it are launched in India. Wondering why we are saying so? Continue reading this piece to find out.
Promises a smooth performance
The MediaTek Helio G37 packs an octa-core chipset that features four Cortex-A53 cores that are clocked at 2.3GHz for intensive tasks, while the other four Cortex-A53 cores run at 1.8GHz and take care of smaller tasks to save power. With high clock speed, big.LITTLE architecture and its power-efficient FinFET fabrication, the chip balances performance and battery life. Add to it the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU and support for up to 8 gigs of LPDDR4x RAM, and you’ve got a powerhouse that can handle anything thrown at it.
Packs in tons of gaming goodness
When we talk about pushing the limits of the processor, gaming comes to mind. MediaTek has gone beyond just the core hardware to ensure a smooth gaming experience. Along with a powerful CPU and GPU, the MediaTek Helio G37 also boasts HyperEngine 2.0 Lite. The technology enhances gaming with features like Resource Management Engine 2.0, which manages the CPU, GPU, and memory intelligently depending upon the real-time requirements for power and thermals. It also ensures power efficiency while delivering sustained gaming performance.
Then there’s Networking Engine 2.0 which makes sure that the player’s experience doesn’t get spoiled by switching between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. The engine also defers the call while a game is being run so that the data connection doesn’t get dropped.
Made for multimedia
When we talk about gaming, the display also plays an important role, and MediaTek has taken care of that aspect too. The SoC also offers a 90Hz refresh rate along with support for full HD+ displays with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. So, whether you’re playing games or binge-watching your favourite series with a lot of action, the chipset allows phones to deliver an incredible viewing experience.
With imaging becoming a sought-after functionality irrespective of the price point of the smartphone, the MediaTek Helio G37 scores highly in this department. It supports dual cameras with a primary sensor of up to 25MP. With the dual cameras, the SoC can be used to provide depth of field effects while capturing portrait shots. There’s support for AI as well with options like AI beautification and software-based bokeh effect. Not just photos, the chip promises great videography functionality too with a built-in Electronic Image Stabilisation and Rolling Shutter Compensation engine.
Great connectivity options
Thanks to the global 4G LTE Cat-7 modem, the chipset offers dual 4G SIM support with VoLTE / ViLTE. With MediaTek TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology, the modem is able to identify the signal quality to offer the best connection without consuming a lot of power. There’s also support for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, which can co-exist to boost throughput and connection reliability while using accessories such as headphones and gamepads. For capturing the accurate location, the SoC also features a dedicated GNSS sub-processor that promises precise results with an ultra-low power operation.
Motorola has already announced that it’ll be launching the first MediaTek Helio G37-powered smartphone in India, dubbed the Motorola G22. While we’ll be talking about what makes it worth checking out, it’s evident that the Helio G37 is here to change the game in the budget segment with its impressive capabilities.