MediaTek Helio P90 With Fusion AI to Power Mid-Range Phones Under Rs 30,000

While smartphones this year have all been about notches and dual camera setups, the chipsets and processors have also definitely progressed a lot in terms of technology and architecture. Owing to this phenomenon, we are getting to see a lot of chipsets out there boasting of immense power efficiency and AI prowess. Another such mid-range and budget segment chipset manufacturer is MediaTek. Now, the Taiwanese manufacturer has launched its new SoC for mid-range phones, the MediaTek Helio P90. This takes the P series of chipsets from MediaTek forward and becomes the flag bearer of the processors’ line-up ahead of the Helio P60. As per the company’s claims, the new Helio P90 comes with a 15% better performance over its predecessor and also sports the Fusion AI architecture which will boost the AI based functions on the smartphone.


Fusion AI Architecture and 12nm Fabrication Process

Going by the claims of the company, the Fusion AI architecture will boost the functions on the phone like AI scene recommendations and object recognition. The Helio P90 will also power other features inspired by the flagship level phones like intelligent noise reduction and light balancing in low light scenes. The new SoC is also expected to better the Face Unlock performance on mid-range phones.

Talking about the setup of the MediaTek Helio P90, the chipset features a two-cluster, eight-core configuration which consists of dual Cortex-A75 cores clocking up to 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 clocking speeds of up to 2GHz. The graphics on the chipset are handled by PowerVR GM9446 GPU, which is sourced from the previous-Apple licensee, Imagination Technologies. The SoC also extends support for up to 8GB of LPDDR4X memory, and for UFS 2.1 standard secure storage. The company has also asserted claims that the P90 will be able to handle 48MP camera sensors or dual camera setup split into arrangements of 24MP and 16MP. What’s more is that the Helio P90 will be able to take on video shots at 480fps. Another thing to note is that although the Helio P90 does not come with 5G support, it does come with dual VoLTE support.

Next Mid-Range Chipset from MediaTek

As per our expectations, we will be witnessing the Helio P90 power operations in the phones under the range of Rs 30,000. Beyond that, the phones are not expected to come with Helio P90 since there are certain apparent limitations on performance, imaging, and connectivity with this SoC. Unlike the other chipsets from Qualcomm which boast of strong performance and cutting-edge graphics, the Helio P90 is a strictly mid-range catering SoC. However, given the pricing limitations, the Helio P90 will definitely be a step up from the predecessor.

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Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 14, 2018 1:17 pm 1:17 PM

Off Topic : One Plus 3T got Oxygen OS 5.0.8 update.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
December 13, 2018 7:26 pm 7:26 PM
Both P90 and P70 have max 3CA support. They should’ve added 4CA support for the P90 at least. Smh. Snapdragon 710 supports 4CA. 670, 660, 636 support 3CA. 632 supports 2CA. I’m waiting for phones with 710 (and at least 3CA modem) to start at 10k, but that’ll happen in 2020. I hope new phones from 2020 onwards phase support for 2G and 3G. In the future, it should be like this… 4G: frequency bands of 400MHz to 700MHz, for villages and remote areas should be there. If the Indian government becomes nice, and lowers the spectrum costs for below… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 14, 2018 1:26 pm 1:26 PM

Sorry this was Kaushik.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 14, 2018 1:26 pm 1:26 PM
Same Reason why One Plus is very good in India compared to other devices. Samsung has been delaying updates for their flagships quiet a long. They have improved their UI drastically in last two iterations but timing doesn’t attract people. We are in January, we are yet to see Android Pie on their flagships. Huawei and One Plus Launched their devices with Android Pie. Xiaomi Mi A1/A2 already on Pie. Why anyone will purchase Samsung flagships over this phone. I seriosuly don’t understand. Their R and D gone crazy in midrange department. 7870-7880 nothing beyond that.Already use last years flagships… Read more »
Kaushik IMA
December 14, 2018 12:11 pm 12:11 PM

Mediatek was not and is not a technology leader, it is a follower. It can make very good midrange chips on proven technology (like 2CA/3CA), but you will likely not see it successful as a first implementation for any communication technology!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 14, 2018 1:21 pm 1:21 PM

Nokia 5.1 Plus with Mediatek P60. People didn’t buy the same and went for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 due to large battery and attractive offers during Diwali. They need to tie up with Realme/Oppo to bring competitive devices at very affordable price.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 14, 2018 1:15 pm 1:15 PM
If it gives 2CA/3CA under 20000 with this chip with 4000 Battery, people will buy it. People are really happy with Asus And Redmi and Moto. People are really unhappy with Color OS and updates policy by Realme. So I don’t think so Realme is here to stay. It will just take few sales of Redmi Note series. Redmi Note series is still favourite because of custom rom development. Now same is happening with Moto and Asus. Asus produced half baked software phone with Zenfone Max Pro M1 but with custom rom it shines through every department. Realme will shine… Read more »
December 14, 2018 12:13 am 12:13 AM

I am expecting a lot from Snapdragon 855 processor.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
December 14, 2018 12:41 pm 12:41 PM

Same. 855 is gonna be awesome. I hope they add all the available 5G bands so that users can choose which bands their country will use.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 14, 2018 1:11 pm 1:11 PM

We will see what happens at the end of May. Speeds are in range of 500Mbps-1Gbps for 5G . But that’s in South Korea. It’s very very tough to achieve in India.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 13, 2018 11:33 pm 11:33 PM

I doubt it will happen.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
December 14, 2018 12:42 pm 12:42 PM

I’m talking about 2030 and beyond. You can’t predict what will happen in 10 years. So I’m just assuming it’ll happen.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
December 14, 2018 1:09 pm 1:09 PM

I doubt about CA in 10000 Rs. Might happen in 2025 in India. Don’t expect before that. I will be happy if Airtel and Jio gives 50Mbps speeds in 2022-2025 period.