Back in the last year, MediaTek announced its first flagship gaming SoC, the Helio G90. The first smartphone to sport this chipset was the Redmi Note 8 Pro which can be considered a success from Xiaomi. The chipset brought performance and power efficiency to the table outperforming the Snapdragon 730G – It’s a major competitor in the category. Now, the company has an even more affordable solution for gamers – The MediaTek Helio G80. The new SoC sits between the G90 and the G70 that was unveiled last month.
MediaTek Helio G80 specifications:
The SoC is built on the 12nm node and offers an Octa-Core CPU with 2x Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The other cluster comprises 6x Cortex-A55 cores ticking at 1.8GHz. We can pretty much say that this new chipset is pretty much similar to the G70 but clocked at higher frequencies.
The new SoC borrows the same Mali-G52 GPU from its sibling, once again, offering higher frequencies. The G80 boasts a 950MHz GPU while the G70 settles for 820MHz. The new SoC also includes some of MediaTek’s proprietary technologies such as the HyperEngine. The same feature is present in all the three chipsets of the G-series. There is also built-in Voice on Wakeup feature – it lowers power consumption for voice assistant services.
The HyperEngine tech also smartly switches to LTE + WiFi connectivity during gameplay once the system detects a slow internet connection. Moreover, it provides stable gameplay performance actively managing the CPU and GPU performance.
The new Helio G80 is expected to launch with new handsets coming later this month in India. Along with it, we may also see the aforementioned Helio G70. Moreover, we expect to see them reaching the Global markets in March. According to rumors, Xiaomi may repeat the partnership with MediaTek and launch these new chipsets in the upcoming Redmi 9 and Note 9 series.