MediaTek, a Taiwanese chip manufacturer, has launched its latest flagship processors, the Helio G90 and Helio G90T. MediaTek has built not just a chip, but a complete platform of hardware and software enhancements that excels at smartphone gaming.
What to Expect with Helio G90
The Helio G90 and Helio G90T are the first SoCs (system on a chip) in MediaTek’s gaming-focused G-Series lineup. Both the Helio G90 and Helio G90T are built on TSMC’s 12 nm FinFET process and can be clocked up to 2.05GHz. Also, the new SoCs support up to 10GB LPDDR4X at 2133MHz1 (4266MHz1 effective) provides generous bandwidth and memory capacity, while the latest UFS 2.1 storage yields ultra-fast data-streaming.
The Helio G90 series also have octa-core CPU, paired with ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU. The Taiwanese company claimed that the combination delivers up to 1TMACs (TeraMAC) performance. The chipsets are designed through extensive involvement of the MediaTek India team, though both will be available for smartphones globally. Taking on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G, the Helio G90 and Helio G90T are both paired with MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology that is touted to deliver an enhanced gaming experience on smartphones.
The “HyperEngine” technology consists of several features such as Call and Data Concurrency, Resource Management Engine, a Picture Quality Engine, and an intelligent network prediction engine that MediaTek says can sense when Wi-Fi quality is degrading which can automatically combine WiFi and LTE connectivity to boost signal strength.
It also has the dual WiFi connectivity support allowing a single device to connect simultaneously to two routers for a more reliable connection and decreased latency. MediaTek claims that the engine can offer up to a 50 percent faster response than competing solutions in a crowded network environment.
Apart from offering game-focused features, the MediaTek Helio G90 and Helio G90T support a night shot mode with the best low-light performance and work with a multi-camera framework supporting multiple lens choices. It also offers the ability to work with a full-HD+, 21:9 display.
Further, HDR10 support and display touch acceleration are also present to add to the fluid in-game experience. There is also an Intelligent Dual Mic Wake-up feature that is aimed to enhance the performance for voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. On the point about the major distinctions between the two, the Helio G90T supports up to 90Hz displays, 10GB RAM, and 64-megapixel primary sensor on a quad camera setup.
The Helio G90 is, on the other hand, designed to work with 60Hz displays and handle up to 8GB RAM as well as a 48-megapixel sensor on triple camera setup. Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain specified at the launch event that the company would launch a Helio G90T-powered smartphone soon.