MediaTek To Launch The Helio G90 SoC For Gaming Smartphones Soon
With the rise in popularity of mobile gaming, many smartphone manufacturers have launched a specialised gaming handset of its own. Brands like Xiaomi, Nubia and Asus have already unveiled multiple devices that are focused towards gaming. To cater to the high potential market, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC earlier this week. The chipset is designed to be used in gaming smartphones and boasts of a performance jump over the standard Snapdragon 855. Now, Taiwanese chipset giant MediaTek has also announced that its first gaming-focused SoC, the Helio G90 will launch later this month.
MediaTek Helio G90
As mentioned above, the MediaTek Helio G90 will be a gaming-focused mobile chipset from the company. In the official teaser image of the processor, It has been revealed that the G in the name of the SoC stands for gaming. Unfortunately, the teaser does not reveal any other details about the chipset. Notably, it will be a part of a different series of processors and will coexist beside the company’s Helio A, Helio P and Helio X series of SoCs. The Helio G90, while remains shrouded in mystery may share many specs with the Helio P90; which is MediaTek’s latest chipset because of the shared number. It is speculated that the upcoming processor will have the same, 12nm Octa-core CPU as the Helio P90; albeit with a more powerful GPU.
MediaTek mobile chipsets have not been the first choice of manufacturers making gaming smartphones until now. With the upcoming Helio G90, the company may be planning on shedding the image and establish itself as a strong contender in the ever-increasing gaming handset market. The launch for the MediaTek Helio G90 SoC is scheduled in Shanghai, China for the 30th of July. While which smartphones will debut with the chipset is not known yet, an official announcement is expected at the unveiling.