MediaTek Helio P90

The MediaTek Helio P90 incorporates one of the most powerful AI powerhouses available in a smartphone today. The NPU 2.0 can generate an incredible 1165 GMACs, which is over 50% more powerful than high-end competitor devices. The MediaTek Helio P90 continues to lead the industry by enabling smartphones that defy expectations and fundamentally changing how we use our devices.


Intelligent Imaging

Intelligent imaging means secure and fast facial recognition for unlocking your smartphone, or adding a touch of beautification and relighting, even as you preview your portraits. By combining our efficient depth-engine and neural network processing, the P90’s has incredibly precise edge detection that means bokeh shots now look better than ever.

When shooting in the dark, our new AI-enhanced low-light noise reduction algorithm is 4X faster and is also the first ever AI-feature in CV (computer vision) performance.

We’ve optimized our AI-camera synergy across a wide range of applications, enabling never-before possible features that range from visual perception (abstraction), to image construction, down to pixel-level enhancements.

We’re enabling new trends such as real-time video previews or better quality live-streams and exciting user experiences for portrait (bokeh) with relighting, beautification, semantic segmentation, 3D pose or AR even including full-body avatar.

Big Photography

Throw out the DSLR because the MediaTek Helio P90 is leading a resolution revolution. Supporting the latest 64MP camera sensors it allows device makers to create premium smartphones that can capture incredible, super-resolution photos beyond even 8K resolution (44.7% larger).

Dual camera arrays of up to 24+16MP will benefit from fluid 30fps bokeh live-previews that are 6X faster and 2.25X higher resolution than competitor alternatives. This is all connected to MediaTek’s upgraded triple ISP that’s now capable of 14-bit RAW and 10-bit YUV processing with exceptional power efficiency.

Fast, Efficient and Great for Gaming

To create our fastest chip ever with a performance that you can rely on, we created CorePilot control that supports ACAO (all cores all open) and a series of fluid gaming enhancements, such as an exclusive channel for network traffic, which altogether focus on maintaining a performance you can rely on regardless of how long you’re in-game.

MediaTek has combined a pair of powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs with six Cortex-A55 in a single octa-core cluster, which is connected to a large L3 cache accessible by all cores. The SoC combines this CPU complex with the performance leading NPU 2.0, a powerful IMG PowerVR GM 9446 GPU and fast LPDDR4X memory controller. Altogether the P90 provides an unprecedented potential for the device makers and app developers to tap into, and an investment in smartphone experiences users can rely on.

Advanced connectivity with dual 4G SIM

MediaTek’s latest 4G LTE WorldMode modem introduces 4x4 MIMO, 3CA and 256QAM that provides more reliable connectivity performance even in densely populated spaces such as stadiums, busy shopping districts, offices or airports. Advanced cellular features such as IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\VoWi-Fi), which is now supported by over 100 cellular operators world-wide, and other standards include global eMBMS, HPUE and 600MHz (Band 71) frequency support in North America.

Dual 4G Dual VoLTE is available on the MediaTek Helio P90, enabling both SIM’s with 4G LTE. VoLTE and ViLTE provide the best possible call and live video experience, with faster call setup time noticeably better sound quality. With 4G LTE benefits, the second SIM also has faster connectivity, more reliable coverage and lower power consumption than previous generation products. It meets the needs of 4G-only operators and is future proof as 2G/3G networks are progressively retired.

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CPU Type(s)

Arm Cortex-A55, Arm Cortex-A75

Max CPU Frequency



Octa (8)



Memory and Storage

Memory Type

2-Channel LPDDR4x

Max Memory Frequency


Max Memory Size


Storage Type

UFS 2.1


Cellular Technologies

4G Carrier Aggregation (CA), CDMA2000 1x/EVDO Rev. A (SRLTE), 4G FDD / TDD, HSPA +

Specific Functions

4G LTE Cat 12 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) (FDD/TDD), 4x4 MIMO, 3CA, 256QAM, HPUE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WFC), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71, TAS 2.0

LTE Category

Cat-12 DL / Cat-13 UL

General Connectivity

Bluetooth, FM Radio, GNSS, Wi-Fi


Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS


Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)

Bluetooth Version


FM Radio



Max Camera ISP

24MP + 16MP, 64MP

Max Video Capture Resolution

3840 x 2160

Capture FPS

Up to 64MP Capture; up to 32MP @ 30fps; up to 16MP @ 120fps

Camera Features

AI NR; FaceIQ; 30fps adv. depth engine; HW EIS; Anti-Blooming Engine; MEMA 3DNR; MFNR; Real-time HDR; Zig-Zag HDR; RAW-domain MF HDR; PDAF


GPU Type

IMG PowerVR GM 9446

Max Display Resolution

2520 x 1080

Video Encoding

H.264, H.265 / HEVC

Video Playback

H.264, H.265 / HEVC


AI Accelerator



Up to 1165GMAC/s