MediaTek Helio G85 Octa-Core SoC with 1GHz Mali-G52 MC2 GPU officially announced

MediaTek has officially announced Helio G85 in the ‘G series’, which is an enhanced version of the G80 series which was announced back in February. It is targeted at 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 1GHz and is based on 12nm TSMC FinFET technology. Similar to the G70 and G80, the G85 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 G85 specifications

   Helio G85  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 @ 1GHz 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 G85 made its debut in Redmi Note 9 smartphone that was introduced last week.

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

MediaTek is expanding our Helio G family to give device makers more options in designing smartphones that deliver an elite gaming experience. The Helio G85 delivers a combination of impressive performance, minimal power consumption and a range of other gaming enhancements so users can enjoy fast and smooth gameplay.

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