Like every other SoC (System on Chip) manufacturer out there such as Qualcomm Snapdragon, Mediatek also, happens to be a chipset or processor manufacturer.
They are a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company that provides chips for wireless communications, High-definition television, handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers, navigation systems, consumer multimedia products and Digital subscriber line services as well as optical disc drives. (source – Wikipedia)
One case scenario where you must have seen and probably used a Mediatek processor is on smartphones, as they are found mostly on Chinese smartphones such as Infinix, Tecno, Xiaomi, Realme, Nokia (sometimes), and even on some low-budget Samsung phones.
Over the years, they have managed to garner a quite a handful of processors with varying performances and at different price points.
Mediatek processors always go with the name “Helio“, followed closely with a single alphabet ( ranging from X, G, P, or A) in front of it. So sometimes, you might see smartphones with Mediatek processors written as Mediatek Helio G, or Helio P, or whatever.
And you’re wondering what those alphabets mean, and how the processors that fall within anyone of those alphabet category, differ from each other, well, that is exactly the reason why we are here today.
So with this post, we’ll be showing you how Mediatek ranks or groups its processors and their naming conventions, how each processor that falls within a particular alphabet category differs from the rest.
So when next you are to pick up a smartphone running on a Mediatek chipset, you should be able to tell from the beginning what type of smartphone exactly, that you’re really going for.
And without further ado, let’s get started.. #Enjoy..
Mediatek Processor List and Groups
- Mediatek Helio X processors (flagship series).
- Mediatek Helio G processors (gaming focused).
- Mediatek Helio P processors (lower midrange series).
- Mediatek Helio A processors (budget/entry level).
- Mediatek Dimensity 5G processors (premium).
Mediatek Helio X processors (X for Xtreme)
The Helio X processors are the top of the line processors, provided by Mediatek year after year. They feature the best technology that Mediatek can offer in a particular year, and they are mostly found in equivalent flagship or top performing smartphones.
The latest chipset in this category, the Mediatek Helio X30 is built on a 10nm process, and it features up to 4K (3840 x 2160) display resolutions, can carry a maximum of 8GB of RAM size (LPDDR4x), a UFS 2.1 storage system, comes equipped with IMG PowerVR 7XTP-MT4 GPU, etc.
So when next you see a smartphone running on a Mediatek processor, and it is labelled as a Helio X, then you should know what amount of power that smartphone should be wielding.
Helio G processors (G for Gaming)
Now these ones are pretty new, as these set of processors were introduced around maybe last year or last two years i think. And what are they?
These are a set of Mediatek optimised gaming processors, and they come very close to the Helio X series. Over time, a handful of smartphones are already running on these chipsets such as the Realme brand, and Infinix.
The latest chipset in this series, the Mediatek Helio G90, features up to a Full HD+ (2520 x 1080) display resolution, can take up to 10GB of LPDDR3 or LPDDR4x RAM size, UFS 2.1 storage system, Arm Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, etc
Notable smartphones running on the Mediatek Helio G processors includes, but not limited to;
Helio P processors (P for Performance)
The Mediatek Helio P processors are a set of lower midrange processors that are optimized for day to day performance of a smartphone, and are mostly found in sub $300 devices.
The latest chipset in this series, the Mediatek Helio P95 features up to a Full HD+ (2520 x 1080) display resolution, up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage system, a IMG PowerVR GM 9446 GPU, etc
Helio A processors (A for Average)
The Helio A chipsets are a set of processors that are found on sub $150 devices. They are not bad, but okay, considering the fact they are meant for smartphones on a very tight budget.
The latest one on this series is the Mediatek Helio A25 chipset, and it features a maximum display resolution of HD+ (1600 x 720), a maximum of 4GB of RAM size, an eMMC 5.1 storage system, an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU, etc.
Notable smartphones that run on these set chipsets are mostly the Infinix Smart lineups, and sometimes, even the Hot lineups.
Mediatek Dimensity 5G processors
These ones are a set of Mediatek’s new 5G chipsets. They are premium, and on most cases, even wields more power than the Helio X and G processors combined.
The latest one in this lineup is the Mediatek Dimensity 1000. It is built on a 7nm process, up to a Full HD+ (2520 x 1080) max display resolution, a maximum of 144Hz screen refresh rate, can hold up to 16GB of RAM, an Arm Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, etc.
In some cases, this processor have even been compared with the likes of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, and it held up a good competition.
We should begin seeing smartphones running on this processor later this year, but for now, no smartphone has this chipset running on it.
Alright everyone, so for now i guess this is everything that one needs to know about Mediatek processor list and groups.
So when next you see a smartphone running on a Mediatek chipset, you should be able to tell what range that smartphone belongs, by just knowing what group of Mediatek chipsets that the processor belongs to.
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