The amount of processing chips in the world of smartphones keeps growing and as we have already told you in the past, the names of the models do not always help to clarify to consumers what they get for their money - the new example comes from our new Helio G35 and Helio G25 chips. Mediatek, Which star in budget devices from a pair of popular Chinese brands.
Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A are a pair of new super-budget models from Xiaomi that were introduced in Malaysia and may make even the regular Redmi 9 feel luxurious and sophisticated: the two new models feature a 6.53-inch IPS screen with resolutions of 1,600 × 720 pixels, 32GB expandable internal storage alongside 2GB of dynamic memory, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, Blueooth 5.0 connectivity, infrared transmitter, system Android Up-to-date with MIUI 10 interface, slot for headphones, 12-megapixel selfie camera, camera 13-megapixel main rear (in Redmi 9C with a pair of secondary sensors and in Redmi 9A with no additional sensors next to it), Fingerprint scanner Built-in rear and generous 5,000mAh batteries.
Prices at Malaysian Ringgit translate to $ 100 and even less for the pair, which means less than NIS 400 in conversion to our local currency - but that still doesn't help us ignore the use of Helio G35 and Helio G25 chips inside: the pair of chips from Mediatek Based on a 12-nm manufacturing process with 8 cost-effective 53-core Cortex A8320 processing cores and a PowerVR GR22 graphics core, currently all available data indicates that these are the same basic and familiar Helio P35 and Helio P25 chips (for the Helio G35 and Helio GXNUMX respectively) which have received updated branding, hoping to gain some credit points at the expense of Helio G series products which are perceived as more modern and efficient compared to Helio P series products which are often perceived as too basic and weak.
The Realme C11 looks like a direct successor to the Realme C3, which was one of the most modest models in the arsenal of the rising Chinese manufacturer - with a 6.52-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1,600 × 720 pixels, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, a dual rear camera with Main 13-megapixel sensor and 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor, Android 10 system with Realme UI interface, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, built-in rear fingerprint scanner, 5.1GB eMMC 32 storage along with 2GB Of LPDDR4X memory, 5,000mAh battery with 10 watt charging based on microUSB 2.0 connector - and with chip The Helio G35 which strangely represents a level drop compared to the Helio G70 chip in the previous version (which in turn was a kind of twin brother for chip The Helio P65).
It's hard to come up with complaints to Shiomi or Realme about using the same chips Mediatek Decides to market, even when it's pretty clear there's the same lady here in a change of coat and not really a new and upgraded product - but you should definitely be aware of these puzzling situation and decisions when you go to see the available smartphone supply.
We do not yet know if these models will receive an official reception in Israel, but even if they do - we hope you will pay attention to the use of basic processing chips with a new thin layer of paint and minimal memory and consider purchasing only if the cost really justifies these compromises.