After unveiling its flagship gaming SoC, the Helio G90 last year, chipmaker MediaTek has now come out with the more affordable Helio G80. The Helio G80 was unveiled a month after G70, which was built on the same 12nm process as the G90 but went back a little on the computational resources.
The G80 features an octa-core CPU with 2x Cortex-A75 cores working at 2.0GHz, while the other 6x Cortex-A55 cores tick at 1.8GHz. This was different from the G70 as its small six Cortex-A55 cores ran at 1.7GHz, instead of 1.8GHz. The cluster of six Cortex-A55 cores on the G80 run at 1.8GHz and manage the “non-demanding tasks”. It supports up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, which operates at 1,800MHz frequency and eMMC5.1 storage standard.
The MediaTek Helio G80 is a 4G exclusive SoC, which comes with the Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU for graphics processing. The new chip will be hardware compatible with dual 16-megapixel sensors or a single 48-megapixel camera. It will also support features such as electronic image stabilisation (EIS), rolling shutter compensation (RSC), and AI-assisted face unlock. The new SoC will provide connectivity with GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Bluetooth 5.0, Galileo and 4G LTE. MediaTek, in a press release, revealed that both G70 and G80 SoCs will hit the Indian market with smartphones later this month.