MediaTek has simply introduced its newest flagship processor: the Dimensity 9000, the corporate’s strongest chip ever that appears prefer it ought to be capable to go face to face with one of the best chips that extra in style rivals like Qualcomm and Samsung supply.

The place earlier top-tier Dimensity chips (like final 12 months’s Dimensity 1000) have been nonetheless much less highly effective than contemporaries like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 or Samsung’s Exynos 2100, the brand new Dimensity 9000 is popping out of the gate to make a case for 2022 Android flagships.

The brand new Dimensity 9000 is the primary cell chip to be constructed on TSMC’s 4nm course of, along with utilizing Arm’s new v9 structure. It’s additionally the primary announcement CPU to make use of Arm’s new core designs: a single Cortex-X2 efficiency core clocked at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores at 2.85GHz, and 4 Cortex-A510 effectivity cores at 1.8GHz. The GPU, in the meantime, is a 10-core Arm Mali-G710, together with MediaTek’s fifth-generation APU with six complete cores for AI processing (which the corporate says presents 4 occasions the efficiency and energy effectivity in comparison with its earlier technology).

The brand new 18-bit Imagiq Gen 7 ISP claims to be the world’s first chip to be able to capturing a 320-megapixel picture (assuming your telephone has a sensor that may shoot at that degree), able to transferring knowledge at 9 gigapixels per second.

As one may count on for a contemporary smartphone chip, the Dimensity 9000 presents an onboard 5G modem with assist for the 3GPP’s Launch 16 specification. Notably, although, the brand new chip nonetheless lags behind rivals by solely providing built-in sub-6GHz 5G assist, with out the sooner mmWave normal. The Dimensity 9000 does declare to be the primary smartphone to assist Bluetooth 5.3 and can work with Wi-Fi 6E, too.

It’s doubtless that MediaTek received’t be alone for lengthy in relation to utilizing the newest Arm applied sciences — Qualcomm, for instance, is extensively anticipated to announce a successor to its Snapdragon 888 chipset at its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit on November thirtieth. However even when MediaTek finds that the Dimensity 9000 is merely in the identical weight class as no matter Qualcomm publicizes this 12 months, as an alternative of a leap forward, that’s an enormous win for MediaTek, which has largely lagged behind till now.

MediaTek has lengthy been an also-ran in relation to main Android units, however the Dimensity 9000 reveals that it’s lastly seeking to actually compete. The query now could be whether or not telephone producers are prepared to affix it.

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