MediaTek is highly active in rolling out new chipsets one after the other. The latest release is the MediaTek Helio G80, which would be a midrange-pleaser from their ‘G’ lineup. Hierarchy-wise, this would fall in between the MediaTek G90 and G70. However, this is said to be a refinement over the G70 chip, that launched just the other month. It also packs the proprietary HyperEngine game technology for the enhanced gaming experience.

MediaTek Helio G80 SoC

Structurally, the Helio G80 chip consists of dual Arm Cortex-A75 performance CPUs clocking up to 2GHz, combined with six Cortex-A55 efficiency processors ticking at 1.8GHz. It is based on TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process. The cores share an Arm Mali G52 2EEMC2 GPU with speeds of up to 950MHz. There is no APU here, just like the case of G70.

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There is support for up to 8GB LPDDR4X memory and eMMC 5.1 storage. Then there is the in-house gaming technology called HyperEngine which offers the following benefits –

  • 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
  • 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

While the first MediaTek G80 phone will come down this month, the MediaTek Helio G70 will premiere within the Realme C3, which is set to launch later this week.

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“The smartphone gaming market is expanding, and MediaTek’s G series chipsets deliver the power, performance and game-play features that let device makers innovate and cater to consumer gaming demands. The G series chips have an impressive combination of hardware and software to optimize performance, provide superb image quality, smooth game-play and ensure uninterrupted connectivity for dedicated gamers,” says Yenchi Lee, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless business unit.

MediaTek Helio G80 specifications

  Helio G80
Process TSMC 12nm
CPU 2x Cortex-A75 @ 2 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
Memory 1x LPDDR3 Up to 933 MHz, up to 4GB

2x LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHz, up to 8GB

eMMC 5.1

Camera 16MP+16MP @30fps

48MP / Dual camera @17fps

25MP @30fps

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 21:9aspect ratio, 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 @ 950MHz
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
Others Intelligent VoW (voice on wakeup)



  1. unbelievable, so the flagship-like features of the mediatek gaming series chipset will now be available in budget smartphones what a kick-start to the year


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