Taiwanese chip manufacturer MediaTek has just announced its flagship and gaming-focused SoC – the Helio G90 and G90T. Both SoCs are the first in MediateK’s gaming-focused SoC aimed at similar SoCs from Qualcomm.
The highlights of the new SoCs are the support for HyperEngine Gaming Technology with support for Intelligent Network Prediction, Dual Wi-Fi Connections, 10-bit Colour Depth and an Intelligent Resource Management.
Both SoCs are based on a 12nm FinFET design with octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.05GHz that consists of ARM’s Cortex-A55 and Cortex-A76 cores – the same on Qualcomm and Huawei’s latest flagship SoC(SD 855 and 675). But unlike Huawei’s and Qualcomm’s offering, the G90 and G90T are both aimed at delivering premium features and performance on devices that don’t necessarily carry premium price tags.
While it isn’t immediately clear what sets the two SoCs apart, we do know the two latest offerings are equipped with 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. It comes with support for a single camera with up to 64 megapixels or a dual-lens camera with a 24-megapixel lens + a 16-megapixel lens. It also has an Integrated hardware depth engine and Video recording at up to 240fps.
Helio G90 HyperEngine
Most importantly, the Helio G90 and G90T use MediaTek’s “HyperEngine” technology aimed at enhancing the device’s gaming performance. It delivers great graphics, solid connections, and excellent gameplay experience. Notably, the HyperEngine feature ensures a seamless transition when moving to and fro between Wifi and cellular networks.
Other features include supports for dual-band WiFi support of up to 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands, reduced touch response delay, better data upon call receiving and HDR10 support.
We are not exactly sure when the new SoC will make its first debut in a smartphone.