MediaTek entered the mobile gaming space last year with a dedicated team of chipsets, targeting mobile gamers. The MediaTek Helio G90T is the most prominent in the lineup, and Xiaomi debuted with the Redmi Note 8 Pro, followed by the Helio G80 and Helio G70 SOCs. Now, the fabulous chip maker has announced the Helio G85, which debuted on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9, which was announced on Thursday.
The Helio G85 may look a step down from the Helio G 90, but according to Xiaomi, the chipset is “made for everyday gamers”, and is between the Helio G80 and the Helio G90. The Helio G85 is an octa-core SoC with a 2 + 6 core system.
Performance-focused ARM Cortex-A5 cores clock up to 2.0GHz and there are six Cortex A55 cores for efficiency. Efficiency Core Clock Speeds were not disclosed at the launch.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9’s spec sheet reveals the Helio G85 rocks at 1000 MHz ARM Mali G52 GPU, which is slightly more powerful than the Helio G80. However, the CPU configuration and clock-speeds remain the same.
At the launch, Xiaomi shared some benchmarks that beat the Helio G85-powered Redmi Note 9 Snapdragon 665 and Exynos 9611, both of which cost Rs 10000-15000 in India.
However, due to the recent controversy over the rise of benchmark scores found by MediaTek, synthetic benchmarks’ scores should be taken with a pinch of salt.