MediaTek Helio G80 Octa-Core SoC with HyperEngine Game Technology announced

MediaTek has announced Helio G80 in the ‘G series’, which is an enhanced version of the G70 series which was announced last month. It is targeted at budget and mid-range gaming smartphones and features MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology to boost the mobile gaming experience. It packs dual ARM Cortex-A75 and hexa Cortex-A55 CPUs with the Arm Mali — G52 2EEMC2 with speeds of up to 950MHz and is based on 12nm TSMC FinFET technology. Similar to the G70, the G80 also lacks dedicated APU, which the Helio G90 series have.

MediaTek’s HyperEngine technology includes:

  • Intelligent Speed Uplift for Rapid Gameplay
    • Intelligent prediction of Wi-Fi & LTE concurrency triggers in just 13 milliseconds
    • A faster response between smartphone and cell-tower
    • Simply defer calls while in-game without the connection dropping for a moment
  • Resource Management Engine for Better, Longer Gameplay
    • Intelligent, dynamic management of CPU, GPU and memory
    • Smoother performance in heavy-loading game engines, demanding scenes and intense gameplay
    • Enhanced power efficiency for even longer gameplay

MediaTek Helio G80 specifications

   Helio G80  Helio G70
Process TSMC 12nm
CPU 2x Cortex-A75 @ 2 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.7GHz
Memory 1x LPDDR3 Up to 933 MHz, up to 4GB, 2x LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHz, up to 8GB, eMMC 5.1
Camera 16MP+16MP, 48MP / Dual camera

2X ISP; AI Face ID (Face Unlock), AI Smart Photo Album, Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction;

Display 2520 x 1080 (Full HD+) at 21:9 60Hz
Video Decode / Video Encode 2160p (2160 x 1080), h.264, h.265 / HEVC 2K @ 30 fps, 1080P @ 60 fps
Graphics ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 @ 950MHz ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 @ 820MHz
Modem Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL, 4G Carrier Aggregation (CA), CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), 4G FDD / TDD, HSPA +, DL/UL CA, TAS 2.0, HPUE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71
Connectivity Integrated Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0,
GPS + Glonass + Beidou + Galileo, FM radio
Others Intelligent VoW (voice on wakeup)

MediaTek Helio G70  will make its debut in realme C3 smartphone later this week, and the G80 will debut in budget smartphone launching in India later this month.

Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless business unit, said:

The smartphone gaming market is expanding, and MediaTek’s G series chipsets deliver the power, performance and game-play features that let device makers innovate and cater to consumer gaming demands. The G series chips have an impressive combination of hardware and software to optimize performance, provide superb image quality, smooth game-play and ensure uninterrupted connectivity for dedicated gamers.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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