Mediatek has just presented its new SoC of the G-series Helio G80, a new chip that as its nomenclature indicates is on horseback of the Helio G70 and Helio G90. The differences with the Helio G70 are very few and can only be seen in the 100hz increase in the clock speed of the Cortex-A55 CPUs and 130Mhz in ARM Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. Minor changes for a SoC that is still manufactured by TSMC in 12nm FinFet and that from what we see will be very close to the performance of the Helio G70.
The Helio G80 is an Octa Core SoC with 4 ARM Cortex-A75 processors capable of reaching 2GHz and 4 ARM Cortex-A55 that reach a maximum speed of 1.8 GHz. The GPU is an ARM MALI-G53 2EEMC2 with a maximum frequency 950 Hz and includes support for up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and for eMMc 5.1 storage memories. The maximum supported screen resolution is 2520 x 1080 pixels and integrates WiFi aC, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, GPS and a 4G-LTE modem with Cat-7 speeds for download and Cat-13 for upload. At the photo level we have support for up to two cameras operating in unison of 16MP + 16MP or a 48MP and does not have an AI acceleration unit.
- The new Helio G80 will soon reach the market in cheap gaming smartphones.