MediaTek Helio G90 and Helio G90T launched for gaming smartphones

Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 730 and 730G processors, bringing the focus of gaming to budget devices. So far, MediaTek has had no reply to that. But it all is said to change now. The company just launched the MediaTek Helio G90 and Helio G90T processors. Both the processors are built with the company’s HyperEngine game technology that is touted to deliver an enhanced gaming experience on smartphones. So let’s take a look.

MediaTek Helio G90 and Helio G90T specifications

Both the Helio G90 and the G90T have an octa-core CPU that includes ARM Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 cores at a maximum clock speed of 2.05GHz. The SoCs also have Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU clocked at up to 800MHz. They also offer LPDDR4x support and the ability to work with a full-HD+, 21:9 display. In terms of networking, both the chipsets come equipped with LTE Cat-12 network support. Additionally, there is an Intelligent Dual Mic Wake-up feature as well. This helps to enhance the performance of voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Adding on to the list of features, both the chipsets come with the HyperEngine technology. It makes use of a Rapid Response Engine that is claimed to bring precise timing control. The HyperEngine technology also brings features such as Call and Data Concurrency, Resource Management Engine, and a Picture Quality Engine. Additionally, there is support for HDR10 standard to provide 10-bit color depth on supported hardware. HyperEngine technology also includes a networking engine to optimize the connection between the smartphone and its cellular network. What’s more, is that it comes with Dual Wi-Fi Connection support that allows a single smartphone antenna to establish a connection with two Wi-Fi bands or two routers simultaneously.

In terms of benchmarks, the company showcased the processors in action on GeekBench and AnTuTu. According to the company, the Helio G90T outperforms the recently launched gaming-focussed Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G SoCs with three percent and seven percent increase in AnTuTu performance scores, respectively. As for GeekBench, the new Helio chipset delivered 10 percent better results than the Snapdragon 730G and nine percent enhanced scores over Snapdragon 730.

MediaTek Helio G90 vs Helio G90T: what’s different?

In terms of differences, both the G90 and the G90T are pretty much similar. The differences between the two are in three departments – RAM, Refresh Rate, and Camera. The Helio G90T supports up to 90Hz displays, 10GB RAM, and 64-megapixel primary sensor on a quad camera setup. The Helio G90, on the other hand, supports only 60Hz displays, 8GB RAM, and a 48-megapixel sensor on triple camera setup.

Availability

Both the chipsets have officially been unveiled. That said, the complete list of OEMs bringing the new Helio chipsets on their future smartphones is yet to be revealed. However, Xiaomi’s Global VP has announced at the launch event that they will be launching an Helio G90T powered smartphone pretty soon. 

Update 31/7/2019: China’s Redmi Handle confirms

Soon after the launch, China’s Redmi handle has confirmed on Weibo that the Xiaomi gaming device will come under the Redmi branding. It will be powered by the newly launched MediaTek Helio G90T processor. What’s most exciting about this is the fact that they’ve confirmed the device will be launched worldwide. Make sure to stay tuned to Mr. Phone to get notified of all the updates in the smartphone world.

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