MediaTek has announced the Helio G90 and G90 T, its recent flagship gaming-centered processors. The Taiwanese chip maker, although quite prominent in the budget for mid-range devices, is still relatively far behind its rival Qualcomm when it comes to premium flagship phones, primarily owing to the Qualcomm processors ‘ superior quality and reliability.
Now, the firm is concentrating on an upcoming section in the smartphone business, the gaming devices, in a bid to shake stuff up a little. The Helio G90 and G90 T use an octa-core CPU with up to 2.05 GHz clock speeds. Together with ARM Mali-G76 GPU, the CPU used are ARM Cortex A76 and Cortex A55. The GPU can produce speeds of up to 800MHz.
TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit said, “The mobile gaming market is growing and device makers are looking to give consumers and especially gaming fans the best smartphone game-play experience. That’s why we designed the G90 series, our combination of hardware and software delivers high performance, unrivaled image quality, uninterrupted connectivity to always stay in the game, and smooth responsive action even in the most demanding games. With the Helio G90 series, you get a super-fast and responsive display and reduced lag for smoother gameplay – because every millisecond counts in the game world. Whether it’s Fortnite, PUBG or other top titles, this chip is a gaming powerhouse.”
The “HyperEngine” technology, which is claimed to enhance the phone’s gaming efficiency, is one of the defining characteristics of the G90 series chips. It is particularly helpful for online gaming, as it has an sophisticated network predictor that optimizes connectivity to the internet. By applying fast transitions between Wi-Fi and LTE in case one of the signal breaks down, it guarantees a seamless and lag-free experience.
The G90 and G90 T support up to 10 GB of LPDDR4X RAM with frequencies up to 2133 GHz when it comes to compatibility. For imaging, a single or multi-lens camera configuration will support up to 64 MP. The chip also has HDR10 and a “fast reaction motor” that utilizes touch acceleration to create the phone more responsive and helps offer a more fluid gaming experience.
MediaTek aims to break a segment that continues to develop in the market for smartphones, a segment presently dominated by Qualcomm. It will hope that gaming devices like the Razer Phone, ASUS ROG Phone, Black Shark 2 or the Nubia Red Magic will be powered by a MediaTek chip rather than Qualcomm. Yes, it will be tough for the Taiwanese chipmaker, but it shouldn’t be impossible for a business as experienced as they are.
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