The Taiwanese chip manufacturer MediaTek has announced its latest flagship processors, the Helio G90 and G90T. The chips contain an octa-core CPU clocked at a maximum of 2.05 GHz, which uses the same ARM Cortex-A76 and A55 cores as the latest flagship processors from Qualcomm and Huawei. The chip from MediaTek also contains a Mali G76 GPU with speeds up to 800 MHz and support for a maximum of 10 GB LPDDR4x RAM.
The G90 and G90T are the first SoC & # 39; s (system on a chip) in the gaming-focused G-series line-up from MediaTek. They include what the company calls the & # 39; HyperEngine & # 39; technology, which consists of various features designed to improve the performance of smart phone games. The chips support HDR10, and they also have an intelligent network prediction engine that, according to MediaTek, can detect when Wi-Fi quality is deteriorating and automatically use an LTE connection as a backup. The chips also contain a "fast response engine" to make touch operations feel faster.
The announcement from MediaTek suggests that it hopes that its new chips will find a home in gaming-focused smartphones similar to the Razer Phone 2 or Asus ROG Phone 2. However, in the past, gaming phones such as these often used flagship processors from rival chip maker Qualcomm, while MediaTek's chips tend to find a home in midrange and budget devices, such as handsets from Xiaomi's Redmi sub brand or the lower Nokia phones from HMD. With the new G90 series, MediaTek is no doubt planning to conquer part of the gaming market.