07 May 2020
MediaTek has just revealed a new gaming-oriented chipset from its G-series, called the Helio G85. The first phone carrying the Helio G85 went official last week but the chipset is now only getting officially detailed.
The Helio G85 keeps the same CPU as the Helio G80, which means it has two Cortex-A75 cores ticking at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 units at 1.8GHz. But it has a slightly faster GPU than the Helio G80. Both the chipsets have the same GPU – Mali-G52 but the one available with the latest Helio G85 is clocked at 1GHz compared to the one on Helio G80 with 950MHz.
The new Helio G85 chipset gets many features from its previous generation Helio G80, including the VoW (voice on makeup) for reduced power and enhanced HyperEngine Game technology to improve gaming performance and connectivity.
MediaTek promises Wi-Fi and LTE support but there is no 5G support. It supports up to 8GB RAM and FHD+ resolutions at 60Hz. It supports Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac, Dual 4G SIM, and Assistant hotword detection like things. It also gets hardware support for AI camera tasks. It also supports multi-camera arrays at sensor sizes up to 48MP (or 16MP+16MP) with hardware-accelerated dual-camera bokeh/portrait mode and up to 240fps video recording.
The MediaTek Helio G85 also aims to offer accurate location “whether users are underground, driving through tunnels or in any other situation where GNSS services are unavailable.”
The MediaTek Helio G85 is already shipping to manufacturers. We may see more mid-range phones carrying the latest processor soon.