27 October 2022
In the last year or so, MediaTek has made good progress when it comes to competing neck to neck with Qualcomm. Its Dimensity 9000 was a powerful flagship chipset and this year, the team has taken itself to the next level. The newer Dimensity 9200 has been made official as the processor for 2023 Android flagships. It is packed with features and specifications that should make Qualcomm take note.
The Dimensity 9200 is a flagship processor based on TSMC's 2nd-gen 4nm fabrication process. It is the first chipset to feature ARM's new Cortex-X3 core which is claimed to deliver a 25% performance boost over Cortex-X2. There are three Cortex-A715 cores and four Cortex-A510 cores. These cores are clocked at 3.05GHz, 2.85GHz, and 1.8GHz respectively.
In comparison to Dimensity 9000, MediaTek is claiming a 10% performance boost in multi-core performance and a 12% boost in single-core performance. There is a new thermal layer that should deliver a 25% power consumption reduction. Other firsts in the chipset are LPDDR5X-8533 with 13% more bandwidth, UFS 4.0 storage, and MediaTek-optimized IC design.
The processor is compatible with Full HD panels up to 240Hz, WQHD panels up to 144Hz, and 5K (dual 2.5K displays) panels up to 60Hz. There is ARM Immortalis-G715 GPU for handling graphics-intensive tasks with hardware raytracing. It is said to deliver a 32% performance boost and 41% less power consumption. It has mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G connectivity support.
It is the first smartphone with WiFi 7 support with theoretical internet speed up to 6.5Gbps. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.3 with studio-grade wireless audio and Bluetooth LE with Auracast. MediaTek has confirmed we can expect to see Dimensity 9200-powered smartphones by the end of 2022. It is yet to reveal OEM partners and smartphone models that we will see first. Nevertheless, we will keep you updated as more details will emerge.