MediaTek Helio G36 Chipset Unveiled for Budget Gaming Phones

MediaTek Helio G36 - launch

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MediaTek has just introduced its latest entry-level chipset – the MediaTek Helio G36. This is a successor to the Helio G35, the SoC that powers the vivo Y01, POCO C31, OPPO A16, realme C20A, realme C12, and more.

MediaTek Helio G36

The Helio G36 is built on the TSMC 12nm process and features eight Cortex-A53 cores with a clock speed of 2.2GHz. It has an IMG Power VR GE8320 GPU coupled with MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 Lite gaming technologies.

To ensure sustained performance, the new chipset has the Resource Management Engine 2.0. Meanwhile, Networking Engine 2.0 offers faster response and better connectivity for uninterrupted services.

The Helio G36 can support up to FHD+ displays with a 90Hz refresh rate. For optics, it can support dual 13M lenses or up to a single 50MP sensor. The SoC also has hardware-based photography images like bokeh effects, MEMA 3DNR, multi-frame noise reduction, and more. It is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps.

MediaTek Helio G36 - launch

As far as connectivity goes, it supports:

  • dual VoLTE support
  • integrated dual-band WiFi 5
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS
  • Galileo

The company didn’t reveal when we can expect to see devices powered by the MediaTek Helio G36, as of writing this though.


Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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