A new Huawei phone with Dimensity 800 SoC recently appeared on GeekBench. This confirms the words of Honor’s president earlier today. After the launch event, of the Honor X10, Honor President, Zhao Ming, said that Honor will probably use MediaTek’s chips in the future. According to him, MediaTek has been a partner of Honor’s various product lines from the early years until now. His words
“Our strategy has always been this way, we will also cooperate with MediaTek’s 5G SoC in the future, and MediaTek has always been a glorious partner…We want to ensure that we use different platforms and experience better products than our friends. In the future, we must cooperate on multiple platforms”.
Well, it appears that the “future” is not far away as a new Huawei phone with model number DVC-AN00 appeared on the Geekbench. This smartphone comes with MediaTek’s MT6873 SoC, which is the Dimensity 800 SoC.
Furthermore, the Huawei DVC-AN00 comes with an Android 10 system and has 6GB of RAM. The MT6873 SoC clocks at 2GHz. On Geekbench 5.1, its single-core running point is 526 points while the multi-core running point is 2088 points.
At present, MediaTek 5G SoC mainly includes Dimensity 1000L / 1000/1000 + and Dimensity 820. It is not clear which one Honor will choose. However, even if Honor chooses to use MediaTek’s 5G chips, it will probably not help MediaTek to expand its market share. With Huawei’s Kirin chips under threat, the company will need to look for viable alternatives. MediaTek has pretty good and competitive 5G chips. Thus, it will not be a surprise if Huawei chooses to use some of its chips. The phone of the moment is still the Honor X10 which comes with a whopping 9 5G frequency bands. This is the first smartphone to use so many 5G bands. According to the Chinese manufacturer, in the next two or three years, we will not find many smartphones with more frequency bands.