Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 series — including the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro — in India recently. Just a few days after the launch of Redmi K20 series Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Jain teased a 64MP camera smartphone. Today, on July 30, Jain announced another smartphone and says it will be targetted to the gamers out there. For now, there is no gaming-specific smartphone from Xiaomi in India but with this new phone, Xiaomi is bridging that gap as well. On Tuesday MediaTek announced Helio G90 and Helio G90T in India today and at the same event Jain took the stage to talk about an upcoming Xiaomi phone that will be powered by Helio G90T chip.
“Super excited: all-new @MediaTek #Helio #G90 & #G90T were launched today! These are amazing #gaming chipsets – Cortex A76 CPU, Mali G76 GPU & Antutu > 220K. We’ll launch a phone with the incredible, high-performance G90T. Get ready for ultimate gaming!” Jain notes in his latest Twitter post. As of now, there are no words on to which phone Jain is talking about. Some Twitter users believe it is the Redmi Note 8 Pro. We expect Xiaomi to reveal more details about the Helio G90T powered smartphone in the days to come.
On Tuesday MediaTek launched two new chipsets — Helio G90 and Helio G90T — specially designed for gaming smartphones. Both the Helio G90 series chips come with MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology that will be responsible for delivering enhanced gaming experience to the smartphone users, the chipmaker claims. MediaTek also reveals that the MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology can offer up to 50 per cent faster response when compared to other chipsets, mostly targeting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 series. With the Helio G90 series chip MediaTek wanst to take on Snapdragon 730 series chipsets.
The Helio G90 and Helio G90T have an octa-core CPU and include ARM Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.05GHz. The Helio G90T processor that we are soon going to see on a Xiaomi phone can offer up to 90Hz displays, 10GB RAM, and 64-megapixel primary sensor on a quad-camera system. In addition, the new Helio G90 series of chips come with night shot mode support and works with a multi-camera framework.
At the event, MediaTek compares the Helio G90T with Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G SoCs. The chipmaker says that the Helio G90T clearly outshines the Qualcomm chipsets and also scores higher than the competition in AnTuTu. On the GeekBench 4.1, the new Helio chipset offers 10 per cent better results when compared to Snapdragon 730G and 9 per cent more than Qualcomm Snapdragon 730. This means expect the Xiaomi to launch a much powerful smartphone than the Redmi K20 that is powered by Snapdragon 730. Right now, Snapdragon 855 powered Redmi K20 Pro is the most powerful smartphone from Xiaomi.