Last week, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 9. There were earlier rumors that the phone would launch with the MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset. However, the Redmi Note 9 launched with a chipset called Helio G85 by MediaTek.
MediaTek has now officially detailed the Helio G85 chipset. The chip keeps the same CPU as the Helio G80. However, it comes with a slightly faster GPU.
The Helio G85 chipset comes with an octa-core CPU that comprises two Cortex-A75 cores running at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. In the GPU department, the Mali-G52 is now clocked at 1GHz, a slight improvement over the Helio G80’s 950MHz.
According to MediaTek, the Helio G85 chipset can intelligently predict Wi-Fi and LTE concurrency and can switch between networks in just 13ms. This is fast enough to provide a lag-free connection.
The new chipset also comes with a faster response between the cell phone and cell towers. Also, while in a game, the chip will defer calls without dropping the data connection. This is an issue that many devices, even flagships, are struggling with.
MediaTek has already started shipping the Helio G85 chipset to manufacturers. We will likely see more phones in the low price range sporting the chipset very soon.