Although it has already entered the Redmi Note 9 of Xiaomi, recently announced, MediaTek unveils the specifications of its latest entry-level mobile chip, the Helio G85.
Even before being officially announced by MediaTek, the entry-level chip Helio G85 has already taken a dip on the Redmi side Note 9, presented last week by Xiaomi. However, it was still difficult to get an idea of the power of the mobile chip until the Taiwanese founder found out the content. It’s now done, and as you’ll see, even if it’s an entry-level chip, it should be especially suited for mobile gaming.
After its Helio G90, G90T, and G70, MediaTek finally details the specifications of its latest Helio G85 chip, engraved in 12 nm, and intended for equipped with smartphones entry level. On the CPU side, the SoC has two Cortex A75 2.0 GHz cores for raw power as well as six Cortex A55 1.8 GHz cores to manage mundane tasks and save the battery of the equipped smartphone. It is, in reality, a configuration equivalent to the MediaTek G80. On the GPU side, however, the Mali G52 goes to 1 GHz. If that doesn’t seem like much, be aware that even the GPU part of the latest Snapdragon 865 – Qualcomm’s latest high-end mobile chip – only goes up to 587 MHz. So that would make the MediaTek G85 a great little processor capable of handling rather demanding games.
In fact, the chip is supposed to be able to handle Full HD screens clocked at 60 Hz, and up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It will also be able to take advantage of two 16 MP photo sensors, or a single 48 megapixel sensor. We also find support for 4G, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5, and dual SIM. In addition, Xiaomi had announced during its presentation of the Redmi Note 9 that this chip offered performance approximately 21% higher than that of the Snapdragon 665 which fitted the Redmi Note 8, enough to give an idea.