MediaTek recently announced the details about the SoC that’s in the recently-launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, the Helio G85.
In essence, this chip has all the features of the Helio G80 like Integrated Voice Wakeup, which reduces power consumption for voice assistant services, as well as an enhanced HyperEngine Game Technology.
Helio G85 packs two Cortex-A75 Cores at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 Cores at 1.8GHz. It’s got the Mali-G52 GPU, clocked at 1GHz.
Another key feature of the Helio G85 is the ability to predict WiFi and LTE concurrency as well as automatically switching between networks in just 13ms for lag-free connectivity.
It also offers faster response between cell towers and the phone, and can automatically defer calls while you’re playing a game without dropping the data connection.
The SoC supports up to 8GB of 1800MHz LPDDR4X RAM, Bluetooth 5, Cat-7/Cat-13 LTE for download and upload respectively, as well as 1080p 60fps and 2K 30fps video playback.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.