MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T launched
Source: MediaTek

MediaTek has launched it’s Helio G90 and G90T mobile chipsets targeted at gaming phones. They come with octa-core CPUs, accompanied with up to 10GB of RAM, AI enhancements and the proprietary HyperEngine gaming technology. Xiaomi will be one of the first to launch an Helio G90-series powered phone.

MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T features

The G90 series employs Arm Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 octa-core CPUs maxing up to 2.05GHz clock speed. This is aided by Arm Mali-G76 GPU with speeds up to 800MHz and a “large” L3 cache. Its a 64-bit processor with heterogeneous multi-processing support. Helio G90 and G90T phones will be able to support up to 10GB of LPDDR4x RAM (2133MHz).

MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T launched
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company’s HyperEngine technology will channel the performance and network speeds for enhanced gameplay.

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It also sports HDR10 and lag-free touchscreen input for low-latent gaming instance.

MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T launched
Source: MediaTek

When it comes to connectivity, there is an advanced Cat-12 4G LTE WorldMode modem for dual 4G SIM support across 175 cellular operators worldwide. It also has dual-band wifi support. There is an intelligent network prediction engine that in theory auto connects to LTE connection when Wi-Fi is weak. There is support for HD voice and video calling (VoLTE / ViLTE) as well.

MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T launched
Source: MediaTek

The G90 chips support the popular 48MP as well as the upcoming 64MP cameras with seamless real-time previews and a dedicated ‘night shot’ mode. Use of quad-pixel technology should benefit in low-light photography.

It vaunts fast, accurate AI facial detection and the enhanced AI-camera applications. MediaTek highlights the support for various camera modes like HDR, ultra-wide, telescopic or depth-mapping.

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In the age of AI assistants, MediaTek has future-proofed this chip with Dual ‘Wake-Up’ feature. This lets you summon your Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa using more than one trigger word.

MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T availability

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The Taiwanese company aims to take on its arch-nemesis – Qualcomm, which recently dropped it’s Snapdragon 855 Plus chip, powering gaming phones such as Asus ROG Phone 2 and the upcoming Black Shark 2 Pro (expected specs).

MediaTek revealed that Xiaomi will be the first one to launch a smartphone with G90T chipset.

Update: Xiaomi confirms that a Redmi phone will wield the Helio G90T chipset.

Redmi Helio G90T phone
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Lu Weibing, the brand director of Redmi revealed that a Redmi phone will bring the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset via

MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T Specs

Chipset Helio G90
Processor Arm Cortex-A55, Arm Cortex-A76, octa-core CPUs clocked at 2.05GHz
Graphics Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4 clocked at 800MHz
Max Display Resolution 2520 x 1080
Video Playback 4K 30fps, FHD 120fps, HD 240fps
Memory Upto 10GB LPDDR4x, 2133MHz frequency
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Connectivity 4X4 MIMO, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), TAS 2.0, three Carrier Aggregation (CA), Cat-12 DL / Cat-13 UL, Dual Band WiFi, WiFi 5.0, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio
Camera 64MP(1) @ 22.5fps, 48MP @ 30fps; 24MP + 16MP @ 30fps;
AI AI accelerator, performance up to 1TMACs


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