Xiaomi will be the first smartphone company to make a phone powered by one of the latest MediaTek Helio G90 series chipsets. The company is all set to launch a new smartphone in India, which will get the latest Helio G90T processor.

MediaTek just launched Helio G90 and G90T gaming-centric chipsets in its ‘G series’. At the launch event, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain announced that Xiaomi will launch a new phone in India which will be powered by the Helio G90T chipset.

TL Lee, General Manager, Wireless Communication, MediaTek, also said that Xiaomi will be the first company to launch a smartphone which will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset in India.

However, there is no confirmed information on when the company is planning to launch the phone with this chipset in the Indian market. We expect it to launch the phone in India by the end of this year.

To be noted, Xiaomi was earlier banned from launching smartphones with MediaTek chipsets. However, last year Xiaomi introduced Redmi 6-series in India that was powered by MediaTek processors. To recall, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A smartphones with Helio P22 and Helio A22 processors in India last year.

So, this will be the first time Xiaomi using a top-end MediaTek chip. Xiaomi mostly uses Qualcomm’s chipsets in its devices.

The latest Helio G90 series chipsets are designed to be used in mid-range gaming smartphones. The 12nm process based chipsets have MediaTek’s HyperEngine technology to boost the gaming experience. The chipsets pack ARM Cortex-A76 and A55 CPUs with Mali — G76 GPU with speeds of up to 2.05GHz and 800MHz respectively. It supports up to 10GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 64MP single camera and multi-camera combinations, etc.

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