Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has announced two new platforms for low-cost smartphones: Helio G88 and Helio G96.

Let’s start with the older Helio G96 chip. It replaced the Helio G95. The SoC received support for IPS and AMOLED screens with a frequency of up to 120 Hz, as well as proprietary graphics acceleration technology HyperEngine 2.0 Lite. The processor was equipped with two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores with a frequency of 2.05 GHz and six Cortex-A66 cores. In addition, it received LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 drive, support for 108-megapixel cameras, Cat-13 4G LTE WorldMode, dual SIM cards with 4G and VoLTE / ViLTE functions, as well as Intelligent Resource Management Engine and Networking Engine modes.

As for the MediaTek Helio G88 chip, it supports screens up to 90 Hz and cameras up to 64 MP. The SoC comes with eight cores, which include two high-performance Cortex-A75 cores up to 2.0 GHz and a Mali-G52 MC2 graphics accelerator.

Smartphones with new chips on board will appear this year. Unfortunately, MediaTek does not name more exact dates for the release of new products.