On China’s Weibo social media website, tipster Digital Chat Station
wrote about fabless chip designer MediaTek’s follow-up to the Dimensity 9200 SoC. The latter is MediaTek’s top-of-the-line cell chipset designed to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. And identical to we anticipate Qualcomm to unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC through the fourth quarter of this yr, we should always see the identical for MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300 chipset.
The Dimensity 9300 will reportedly be produced by foundry TSMC utilizing its enhanced 4nm course of node (N4P). That occurs to be the identical course of node utilized by TSMC to fabricate the Dimensity 9200. Digital Chat Station says that the Dimensity 9300 will have the ability to be a formidable challenger to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. MediaTek’s subsequent flagship chipset may function one high-performance core (most definitely ARM’s Cortex-X4), three efficiency cores (presumably the Cortex-A715), and four-efficiency cores (Cortex-A515).
The primary smartphone to get powered by the Dimensity 9300 SoC may be Vivo’s X100 handset. The BBK Electronics-owned telephone model is claimed to be collaborating with MediaTek on the creation of the Dimensity 9300. And MediaTek is claimed to be utilizing disappointing gross sales of the Dimensity 9200 as the inducement to design a really highly effective successor.
MediaTek’s present flagship chip, the Dimensity 9200
When the Dimensity 9200 SoC was introduced final November
, it was thought-about a worthy rival to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with a configuration made up of a high-performance Cortex-X3 core, three Cortex-A715 efficiency cores, and 4 Cortex-A510 effectivity cores. The chip additionally helps Wi-Fi 7 with help for as much as 6.5Gbps downlink velocity. And the GPU’s help for ray tracing leads to graphics with extra reasonable reflections, shadows, and lighting in cell video games. It additionally helps display refresh charges of as much as 240Hz.
Up to now, the record of telephones obtainable which might be powered by the Dimensity 9200 embrace the Oppo Discover X6, Vivo X90 Professional, and the Vivo X90. Each Oppo and Vivo are telephone manufacturers owned by China’s BBK Electronics. The latter additionally owns OnePlus, Realme, and iQOO.
MediaTek’s downside getting extra traction for the Dimensity 9200 won’t have something to do with the chips itself and will replicate extra of a difficulty the corporate has advertising and marketing its chips. There additionally may very well be a reluctance amongst Android producers to stray from Qualcomm since its Snapdragon SoCs have been dependable elements for various years.