MediaTek announces its own gaming chipsets, the Helio G90 and G90T

Today, MediaTek announced its first G-series chipset; the G stands for gaming, as is noted in the image above. Today's announcement is the Helio G90 series, including the G90 and G90T. They're both octa-core CPUs, combining ARM Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55, along with a Mali-G76 GPU.

"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," said TL Lee, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication business unit. "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."

The company also announced its HyperEngine game technology, combining a bunch of gaming features like dual Wi-Fi connections, and a networking engine that optimizes between your cellular connection and your Wi-Fi. There's a rapid response engine as well, meant to improve action-to-display speeds for less latency. The picture quality engine adds support for HDR10 with 10-bit color depth, and the resource managemment engine optimizes your CPU and GPU.

The chipset also supports an AI camera, with 64MP and 48MP sensors. For dual-lens cameras, it can support 21MP + 16MP, and video can be recorded at up to 240fps.

The news comes on the heels of Qualcomm's announcement of the Snapdragon 855 Plus a couple of weeks ago, which is Qualcomm's gaming chipset. After all, the mobile gaming market is rapidly expanding, and everyone wants a piece of it.

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