MediaTek has introduced a smartphone processor for gaming phones with the launch of the MediaTek Helio G90 and Helio G90T chipsets, as was previously expected earlier this month. The Helio G90 series will be available for use on upcoming budget gaming smartphones.
MediaTek’s latest launch comes just two weeks after Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus with improved CPU and GPU performance for gaming phones. The Helio G90 and G90T will be based on a 12nm FinFET design and has an Octa-core profile that consists of ARM’s Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A76 cores.
The Helio G90 and G90T will also equip a Mali-G76 GPU with support for 10GB of LPDDR4x RAM. There will be a Cat-12 class 4G LTE modem with 3x carrier aggregation and 4×4 MIMO antenna with TAS smart antenna switching and Advanced IMS.
As for photography, the Helio G90 series will be enabled with support for a single 64MP camera unit or 24MP+16MP setup or a Triple / Quad camera capable. The camera will also be able to feature an Integrated hardware depth engine and Video recording at up to 240fps.
MediaTek’s latest products will equip support for dual voice assistants – Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant with dual wake word recognition. The chipset features a HyperEngine Game Technology which will offer a smooth transition when moving to and fro between Wifi and cellular networks. The G90 supports dual-band WiFi support and can thus connect to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands.
Other new additions to the G90 series include reduced touch response delay, better data upon call receiving and HDR10 support. The chipset will be powered by a new HyperEngine Gaming Technology with support for Intelligent Network Prediction, Dual Wi-Fi Connections, 10-bit Colour Depth and an Intelligent Resource Management.