21 December 2020
UPDATE: November 23, 2020
Past reports had suggested MediaTek is prepping the MT6893 processor and now more details have come out, thanks to some early benchmark scores. According to the tipsterDigitalChatStation who actually brought in the information by reporting the Geekbench, MediaTek MT6893 is quite a powerful processor.
The scores show the processor has outpaced the Dimensity 1000+ processor in the GeekBench 5 runs. In fact, it is actually on par with the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor as well.
Original Post (November 11, 2020)
MediaTek is reportedly launching a new chipset that will be based on 6nm process technology. This comes from a tip given by DigitalChatStation. The tipster reveals that this new chip will follow an architecture similar to the upcoming Exynos 1080 platform by Samsung.
The model number of this chip in the making is said to be MT689x and it will have a Mali-G77 GPU. The tipster also claimed the new chipset will reach over 600,000 points on AnTuTu.
For comparison, Samsung’s Exynos 1080 is based on 5nm instead. According to some initial details, Exynos 1080 uses ARM’s latest CPU architecture which includes Cortex-A78 and the latest Mali-G78.
The chipset from MediaTek in question appears to be coming for phones falling in mid-range. It is likely to be an update over the 7nm-based Dimensity 1000+ processor. But, this is just an assumption. The tipster also said that the price range could be around CNY 2,000 (~300) in China.
We can’t comment more as the information provided is pretty scarce. So, let’s wait for more insights to come and see what else is in store for us.