MediaTek MT689X SoC will have a similar performance to the Snapdragon 865+


The Dimensity line turned out to be successful for MediaTek and this gave acceleration to the chipmaker, who now plans to return to the flagship segment. Among the future innovations is the MediaTek MT689X chip, which in a number of parameters will be similar to the Exynos 1080 processor and will demonstrate similar performance.

MediaTek MT689X SoC will have a similar performance to the Snapdragon 865+

According to the insider Digital Chat Station, the new processor will be created using 6-nanometer technology and will receive the Mali-G77 graphics accelerator. The source claims that the MT689X will receive an architecture; and clock speeds similar to those offered by the Exynos 1080. If this information is reliable, the cores will be grouped according to the “1 + 3 + 4” scheme; and among them, there will be a place for high-performance Cortex-A78 cores.

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According to the results of the AnTuTu test, the MT689X chip will gain more than 600 thousand points; which indicates that in terms of its power it will be as close as possible to the Snapdragon 865+. At the same time, the SoC itself will be inexpensive and will find its application in smartphones with a price tag of about $300. But when MediaTek plans to introduce the new hardware platform, there is no information.

As for the Exynos 1080, its announcement is set for November 12 and the chip should debut in the Vivo X60, which will hit the market before the end of this year.

MediaTek is developing two 5nm chipsets with Cortex-A78 cores

MediaTek passed the past years in a quite irrelevant position. The company couldn’t find a way to compete in the flagship segment, and its mid-range SoCs were far from being impressive. Everything started to change with the introduction of its Helio G90T gaming chipset in the last year. After the arrival of an excellent gaming SoC, OEMs started to look again at the Taiwanese chipmaker direction.

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This year, the company nailed it with the launch of its 5G-ready Dimensity lineup of chipsets. The company really developed excellent chipsets with cutting-edge technology, strong performance, power efficiency, and more importantly, phones with it were cheaper than ones sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G. The Taiwanese chipmaker forced its US rival to quickly deploy more 5G chipsets for the mid-range segment. According to a recent report, MediaTek has more chipsets in tow.

According to the popular Chinese leakster, Digital Chat Station, the company is preparing two new chipsets for the market. The two new chipsets are known as MT6839 and MT6891. They’ll be based on the 5nm or 6nm nodes and will offer high-performance thanks to the presence of a more powerful ARM Cortex-A78 core. While the marketing names of these chipsets are unknown, we have more than enough reasons to believe that they will enter the very successful Dimensity lineup.

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The two chipsets bring significant improvements over the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+

Interestingly enough, MediaTek’s most powerful chipset is the Dimensity 1000+. It comes with Cortex-A77 cores and it was developed on a 7nm process. Therefore, the new chips will bring significant boosts in performance and will also be more power-efficient than the company’s current offering. Of course, we expect the duo of chipsets to feature 5G modems. After all, there’s no reason to skip the fifth-gen network nowadays. The Dimensity lineup helped more people to get their hands on a 5G-ready smartphone. We believe that the company will keep this legacy in the next year.

Unfortunately, there are no details regarding the availability of the new processors. However, Digital Chat Station says that the development is progressive at a faster pace than last year’s chips. So they’ll arrive much earlier than their predecessors. We expect to hear more details in the coming weeks. Moreover, we wouldn’t be surprised to see MediaTek announcing the new chipsets before the end of 2020. The Taiwanese chipmaker should ramp up its production due to increased demand. After all, Huawei will probably be a strong user of its chipsets in the next year.


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  1. Ayush Nair
    November 11, 2020

    Mediatek and Snapdragon competing each other since many years now. The features might be similar but I think MediaTek is better than the latter.

  2. Puneet Jain
    November 11, 2020

    MediaTek and Snapdragon can have similar features but MediaTek chipset is far better than the other one.