Helio G85: MediaTek’s newest gaming-centric chipset debuts

MediaTek launches new, gaming-centric Helio G85 chipset

MediaTek’s latest Helio G85 boasts the chipmaker’s HyperEngine game technology, which easily makes it a target amongst smartphone brands in the mobile gaming market.

MediaTek has officially unveiled the Helio G85 chipset. Touted as its newest mobile gaming-centric SoC, the chip expands the Taiwanese chipmaker’s gaming chipset portfolio.

Additionally, the chipset should provide smartphone brands that are currently banking on the popularity of the mobile gaming niche with a broader range of alternatives. This should especially benefit brands that are gunning to develop cheaper gaming smartphones.

The HyperEngine tech

One of the critical features of MediaTek’s newest chip is the inclusion of its in-house HyperEngine technology. The feature is said to enable powerful gaming experience on mobile devices.

With the HyperEngine technology, mobile devices which are equipped with should also ensure a lag-free connection. Also, the accompanying tech should allow users to defer calls while playing gaming titles, without ever dropping the data connection.

12nm architecture

Like the Helio G80, the newer chip features two high-performance ARM Cortex-A75 cores that operate at 2GHz. These are then paired with six Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz.

The Helio G85 is also revealed to be built around a 12nm process and sports the key “Resource Management Engine.” The tech should manage the CPU, GPU, and memory, which then extends battery life and ensures seamless performance.

MediaTek’s gaming chipset also offers integrated voice wake-up (VoW) capabilities, along with provisions on highly-accurate location information with inertial navigation, dual 4G SIM functionalities, and Bluetooth 5.0, among others.

In the camera segment, the Helio G85 is also confirmed to support 16MP + 16MP or a single 48MP camera configurations. The chipset is also revealed to enhance the performance of AI-enabled camera tasks.

Helio G85: The fifth gaming-oriented chipset

The Helio G85 chipset isn’t MediaTek’s first gaming-oriented chipset. On paper, the newest one trails behind other noteworthy entries under the Helio G lineup. These include the Helio G90, Helio G90T, Helio G80, and Helio G70 SoCs.

Redmi Note 9 debut

While the Helio G85 chipset has just been officially announced, the chip has already debuted in the Redmi Note 9. The phone, which was announced globally last week, also features Mali-G52 MC2, with 3GB/4GB of RAM tiers and 64GB/128GB of internal storage options.

Expect MediaTek’s Helio G85 chipset to debut in more affordable phones this 2020.

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