MediaTek announces Helio G70 and G80 chipsets for affordable gaming phones
What you need to know
- MediaTek has announced two new mid-range gaming-focused mobile chipsets – Helio G70 and Helio G80.
- Both new chipsets are built on a 12nm process and come with an ARM Mali-G52 class GPU running at up to 950 MHz.
- They use a pair of ARM Cortex-A75 CPUs, along with six Cortex-A55 cores.
In July last year, Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek introduced its first gaming-focused chipsets in the Helio G90 and G90T. The company is now expanding its lineup of gaming-focused Helio G chips with the introduction of the Helio G80 and G70 chipsets for affordable gaming-centric phones.
MediaTek says its latest Helio G-series chipsets are targeted at gaming enthusiasts looking for high-end features at mid-tier prices. The two new chips come with the company's HyperEngine mobile gaming enhancements, multi-camera support, and integrated Voice on Wakeup (VoW).
The Helio G80 uses two ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz, paired with six ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8 GHz. It comes with an ARM G52 MC2 GPU, running at 950 MHz. The chip supports up to Full HD+ resolution displays, a single 48MP camera, and up to dual 16MP cameras. As for connectivity, the chipset uses a Cat-7 LTE modem with 2xCA support. It also comes with 1x1 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo.
MediaTek's Helio G70, which is built on an identical 12nm fabrication process as the Helio G80, is a slight downgrade in some areas. The major differences include a lower 1.7GHz clock speed for the six efficiency-oriented cores and the ARM Mali-C52 MC2 GPU running at 820MHz.
The first MediaTek Helio G70-powered smartphone is expected to be the Realme C3, which is slated be launched in India on February 6. MediaTek's Helio G80 is also likely to appear in new budget-friendly gaming phones in India before the end of this quarter.
What's MediaTek? The processor running your Amazon Echo, and probably much of your smart home
Get the Android Central Newsletter
Instant access to breaking news, the hottest reviews, great deals and helpful tips.