MediaTek unveiled its gaming focused Helio G90 and Helio G90T chipsets yesterday. The G90T SoC can support up to 90Hz displays, 64-megapiel camera sensor with quad camera setup and up to 10 GB of RAM whereas the Helio G90 supports up to 60Hz displays, 48-megapixel triple camera setup and up to 8 GB of RAM.
Shortly after the announcement, Xiaomi Global VP and Managing Director for India took to Twitter to confirm that the company will be launching a Helio G90T processor powered smartphone in India. Also, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has teased that a Redmi phone with Helio G90T processor is in works for China.
Lu Weibing had recently hinted that Redmi will be holding a launch event in China in August. Speculations are rife that it could be announcing 40-inch and 70-inch Redmi TVs. However, other rumors have claimed that it may announce the world’s first smartphone with 64-megapixel camera. A tipster from China has speculated that it could be Redmi 7 Pro.
Last year, Redmi had released Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro smartphones. However, it has only released Redmi 7A and Redmi 7 smartphones. Since Redmi is yet to announce the Redmi 7 Pro, it could be the upcoming Helio G90T powered phone. There is a possibility that it could be some other handset or an 8th-generation Redmi phone. Hence, it is advisable to wait for further leaks to know more on the device.
On AnTuTu and Geekbench benchmarks, the Helio G90 has outscored the Snapdragon 730 gaming focused SoC from Qualcomm. The Helio G90T is an octa-core processor with two Cortex A76 CPU cores working at 2.05GHz and six Cortex A55 CPU cores clocking at 2GHz. It features ARM Mali-G76. It supports up to 10 GB of LPDDRX RAM, UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1 storage, Cat. 12 LTE WorldMode modem and Bluetooth 5.0.