Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek announces its latest flagship processors – Helio G90 and G90T. The chips include an octa-core processor clocked at 2.05GHz, which uses the same ARM Cortex-A76 and A55 cores as the latest flagship processors from Qualcomm and Huawei. The MediaTek chip also includes a GPU in the Mali G76 with speeds up to 800MHz and support for up to 10GB LPDDR4x RAM.
The G90 and G90T are the first SoCs in the MediaTek G-Series gaming-focused range. They include what the company calls its "HyperEngine" technology, which consists of several dedicated features to increase the productivity of smartphone games. The chips support HDR1
MediaTek's announcement suggests that its new chips hope to find a home in smartphones focused on games similar to Razer Phone 2 or Asus ROG Phone 2. However, gaming phones like these tend to use leading CPUs from a competitive chipmaker Qualcomm in the past, while MediaTek chips tended to find a home in mid- and low-end devices, such as Xiaomi Redmi-branded phones or the lowest HMD phones. With the new G90 series, MediaTek is undoubtedly planning to capture some of the gaming market.