MediaTek Helio G36

The MediaTek Helio G36 gives entry gaming smartphones the benefits of a bigger camera, faster displays, MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 Lite gaming technology, and global dual 4G connectivity with intelligent connectivity technologies, all in a highly power-efficient 12nm chip.

Fast 90Hz Displays

Entry gaming smartphones can use fast 90Hz displays, giving users get notably smoother scrolling of webpages, shopping, social streams, UI’s and animations in apps.

MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 Lite

Networking Engine 2.0

Connectivity enhancements mean a faster response and more reliable connections to ensure you can always stay connected.

  • Intelligent prediction of Wi-Fi & LTE concurrency
  • A faster response between smartphone and cell-tower
  • Defer calls while in-game without the data connection dropping

Resource Management Engine 2.0

MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology provides intelligent resource management that ensures sustained performance and longer gameplay

  • GiFT 1.0 - HFR
  • Intelligent, dynamic management of CPU, GPU and memory according to real-time measurements of power, thermal and gameplay factors
  • Ensuring smoother performance even in games with demanding action
  • Enhanced power efficiency for even longer gameplay

50MP camera with light AI-camera enhancements

The MediaTek Helio G36 supports up to 50MP cameras, with dual camera photography that’s backed by a hardware depth engine for high-quality Depth of Field (Bokeh) effects in stunning portrait photos. Brands can add their own AI-camera features, such as AI beautification and enhanced precision in single or dual-camera Bokeh capture.

Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and a Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine cleverly mitigates warped (‘jello effect’) video when capturing fast action or panning. An integrated Camera Control Unit (CCU) powers Instant Auto Exposure (AE) to provide considerably faster focusing and exposure adjustment when environmental lighting conditions change suddenly.

Highly Efficient, Capable Performance

The MediaTek Helio G36 provides entry gaming smartphones with peak speeds of 2.2GHz from its octa-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU. An IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU delivers the right mix of performance and power-efficiency, while device makers can add up to a capacious 8GB of fast LPDDR4x memory. Made using a power-efficient 12nm FinFET production process, the G36 delivers superb power efficiency.

Dual 4G SIM support, with fast & reliable connectivity and location services

The global 4G LTE Cat-7 modem (2 CC-CA) is fully integrated into the chip for maximum power efficiency. The modem supports essential dual 4G SIM allowing VoLTE/ViLTE services on both connections. MediaTek TAS 2.0 smart antenna technology actively detects signal quality to provide the best connection at lowest power use.

A dedicated GNSS sub-processor provides a fast Hot TTFF with accurate results and ultra-low power operation. Integrated Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 support simultaneous co-existence to significantly boost throughput and connection reliability when using Wi-Fi and wireless peripherals like headphones and gamepads.



CPU Type(s)

Arm Cortex-A53

Max CPU Frequency



Octa (8)



Memory and Storage

Memory Type & Max Frequency

  • LPDDR3 @ 933MHz
  • LPDDR4X @ 1600MHz

Max Memory Size


Storage Type

eMMC 5.1


Cellular Technologies

4G Carrier Aggregation (CA), CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), 4G FDD / TDD, HSPA +

Specific Functions

TAS 2.0, HUPE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71

LTE Category

  • Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL
  • Cat-4


  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • Glonass
  • GPS
  • QZSS


Wi-Fi 5 (b/g/n/ac)

Bluetooth Version



GPU Type

IMG PowerVR GE8320

Max GPU Frequency



Max Display Resolution

2400 x 1080

Max Display Refresh Rate



Video Encoding


Video Encoding FPS

1080P @ 30 fps

Video Playback

  • H.264
  • HEVC

Video Playback FPS

1080P @ 30 fps


Max Camera Sensor

  • 50MP (15FPS)
  • 25MP (30FPS)
  • 13MP + 13MP (30FPS)

Camera Features

AI Beautification, AI Smart Photo Album, Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction;