Redmi Note 8 Pro, the successor to the very famous Redmi Note 7 Pro is soon going to be launched in India. Redmi already has a reputation of providing amazing performance for the price. For this reason, the new MediaTek Helio G90T processor(model MTK G90T) has already gained quite some traction even before the global launch. But what is this new processor all about? How does it fare against the competition? Let’s take a closer look here.
MediaTek Helio G90T Processor (MTK G90T)
The most significant thing on the Helio G90T is MediaTek’s very own HyperEngine gaming technology. When it comes to games like PUBG and Fortnite, we get fast and smooth gameplay which is achieved through intelligent networking, rapid touchscreens and vivid visuals. The combined result of it all makes the gaming experience an absolute treat.
Specifications That Matter
|SoC||MediaTek Helio G90T|
|CPU||Dual Arm Cortex-A76 @2.05GHz +|
Hexa Arm Cortex-A55 @2.0GHz
|GPU||Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4, 800 MHz|
|Camera||Single: 64MP @22.5fps|
Dual: 24MP + 16MP @30fps
|Display||Full HD+ Up to 2400 x 1080, 21:9, Up to 90 Hz|
|Storage||UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1|
|Connectivity||Cat-12 4G LTE modem|
Hardware and Performance
The Helio G90T features an octa-core setup with the cores boosted up to 2.05 GHz. Cortex-A76 and Cortex-A55 make up the eight cores which along with an L3 cache memory delivers an unmatched advantage over G90’s direct competitors. It comes with the latest Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU, which with it’s 800 MHz speed rate provides lag-free gaming experience. In terms of GPU performance, MediaTek claims that the G90T has a 26% bump in performance in comparison to its similar price competitors. It supports upto 10GB of LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 for faster and fluid performance.
In terms of optics, the MTK G90T did not hold back at all. It is the first chip from MediaTek that can drive a 64MP shooter, which is the next camera size sensor that we will see in almost all future phones. It allows the brand to integrate the pixel binning technology and produce better low light night shots. Nowadays, we see upto four or five camera lenses on a single device, a telephoto, a wide-angle, a macro, a primary and so on. The MTK G90T is manufactured to handle all of that so that brands can manufacture devices that give the users a wide diversity in mobile photography. It has a triple ISP design which allows for real-time bokeh effects and also video recording at 240 fps. One can even encode HEVC videos on this processor.
It also has what the company calls dual “Wake Up Word”, which means that more than one trigger words can be used to call upon our smart assistants on our smartphones.
In terms of connectivity, we see a Cat-12 4G LTE WorldMode modem with 3x CA and 4×4 MIMO and 256QAM. It allows for a stronger cellular service even in jam-packed populated areas like festivals and stadiums. In terms of support, we see dual 4G LTE and dual 4G VoLTE support. Unfortunately, MTK G90T processor does not have a 5G support modem, but considering the price tag, it is clear that it was never intended for the high-end 5G devices.
Antutu & Geekbench Benchmarks
Talking about the benchmark results for MediaTek Helio G90T powered Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone we see that the device scores 281,033 points in Antutu v8 platform. On the Geekbench 4 platform, Redmi Note 8 Pro scores 2520 points on Single-Core performance and 7621 points on Multi-Core performance.
Should I Buy Helio G90T Powered Phones?
The MTK G90T processor is targeted specifically for budget gamers, who want the best gaming experience for the price they pay. The G90T’s HyperEngine gaming technology maintains shorter GPU rendering for rapid response, lower latency on display for improved frame rates over gameplay, efficient usage of the cores for extensive gaming periods and better Wifi and cellular connectivity for hiccup-free gaming.
MediaTek achieves this improved connectivity by implementing intelligent network prediction, which according to them optimizes ” the connection between your smartphone and cellular network. When it detects the Wi-Fi signal degrading, it triggers Wi-Fi and LTE concurrency that takes just milliseconds. This seamless exchange from one connection to the other keeps the network connection smooth and the game lag-free”.
You can also check our Helio G90T’s comparison with Snapdragon 712 and Kirin 810 to know which one is better for your smartphone.