The mobile gaming market is growing like never before & we have seen chip makers like Qualcomm & Huawei launching powerful gaming-centric mobile processors. The recently launched Kirin 810 is an excellent mid-range chip & Qualcomm has Snapdragon 730G in its arsenal. Today, MediaTek Helio G90 series was announced & yes, the ‘G’ is for Gaming.
As the title says, there is the Helio G90 & the Helio G90T. The latter features higher CPU clock speed, higher GPU frequency, supporting up to 90Hz display & more. Starting with the MediaTek Helio G90, it is a 12nm chip with 2x Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.0GHz & 6x Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz.
There is ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU with a frequency up to 720MHz. The chip packs 2x MediaTek APU with a frequency of up to 750MHz. The Helio G90 supports up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM at 2.133MHz & UFS 2.1 storage. Unlike the G90T, it doesn’t support displays with a high refresh rate. It supports 48MP single camera or 24MP + 16MP dual cameras.
The MediaTek Helio G90T is to the G90 what Snapdragon 730G is to the Snapdragon 730. So, it has a slightly higher clock speed of 2.05GHz for the 2x Cortex A76 cores. The GPU is the same but has a higher frequency of 800MHz. It supports up to 10GB LPDDR4X RAM at 2,133MHz.
One of the highlights also includes the support for a 64MP camera sensor. Moreover, it supports 90Hz displays as well.
As the official site says, the MediaTek Helio G90 Series is paired with MediaTek’s exclusive HyperEngine gaming technology that tunes your entire smartphone for the greatest gaming experience possible.
The HyperEngine technology has features like Dual WiFi Connection, Resource Management Engine, Picture Quality Engine, Rapid response Engine, Networking Engine & Call and Data concurrency.
Manu Kumar Jain, the Global VP, Xiaomi, announced at the event that Xiaomi would launch a phone soon with the MediaTek Helio G90 Series. Since the MediaTek Helio G90T supports up to 64MP camera, & Redmi has already announced that it will soon launch a phone with 64MP sensor, there are chances that the next Redmi device will feature the MediaTek Helio G90T SOC.