MediaTek Launches Helio G90, Helio G90T Mobile Chipsets for Gaming Smartphones: Specs, Features

MediaTek Helio G90 Series

Taiwanese chip-maker MediaTek recently announced the launch of its new flagship grade SoCs. The new processors are called the Helio G90 and the G90 T. Both these processors happen to be the first products from Mediatek’s gaming-focused G-Series lineup. Both these chips have been designed to battle it out against the newest offerings from Qualcomm, Samsung (Exynos), and Huawei (HiSilicon). As expected, the Helio G90 and the G90T both feature the similar Cortex-A76 and A-55 cores as seen on the latest Snapdragon 855 and Kirin 980 SoCs. In the case of the G90-Series, these chips have their octa-core CPUs clocked at up to 2.05 GHz. Taking care of the graphics department is the Mali G76 GPU that is clocked up to 800MHz and comes with support for up to 10GB of LPDDR4x RAM.

Mediatek goes on to add that both the G90 SoC’s feature their proprietary “HyperEngine” technology, which is the collective name for several optimizations in the CPU design that boost gaming performance. Both these chips also support HDR10 and features sensors that continuously monitor the strength of your Wi-Fi network and use your LTE connection as a backup when the signal becomes too weak. Then there is something that is referred to as the “rapid response engine” technology that claims to improve the responsiveness of the touchscreen

In case you are wondering, here are the other key specifications of the new Helio G90 and the Helio G90T chipsets. Apart from offering support for eMMC 5.1, the chipset is also capable of handing UFS 2.1 based flash memory. On the network side of things, the chipset supports carrier aggregation as well as CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), FDD / TDD LTE, and HSPA + networks. Indian users will be glad to know that handset based on this chip will support both VoLTE and ViLTE as well as dual 4G VoLTE. The chip also natively supports Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac) as well as Bluetooth 5.0. The G90 series also supports 64MP camera sensors and a maximum display resolution of up to 2520 x 1080 pixels. Video recording and playback, however, top out at 4K 30FPS.

We can expect the first of the handsets based on the G90 Series to arrive before the end of the year.

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