At present, 5G technology is becoming more and more mature. So 5G smartphones have gained popularity this year. In this regard, the processor has naturally become the core of major smartphone manufacturers’ ‘competition’. On December 3, the data center of Master Lu announced the new Android smartphone performance ranking list for November. The data comes from the Master Lu Android app from November 1 to November 30. The list only counts the models released during this period.
Since almost no flagship models were released in November, the number one model was Samsung’s flagship business model – Samsung Galaxy W21 5G. The latter comes with a Snapdragon 865+ processor, a folding screen design, and is sold for up to $3050. As you understand, such prices discourage ordinary consumers. But this is another topic of conversation.
The second place is occupied by the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 co-branded with CD Projekt RED. It sports the Snapdragon 865 processor, and has only the 12GB+256GB version.
Unlike the situation where there are few high-end machines, mid-end and entry-level models are blooming everywhere in the market.
MediaTek Changes Rules of The Game
As the listing shows, half of the 10 new phones came with the MediaTek mid-range chips onboard. The Dimensity 800U and Dimensity 720 processors have become the most-used chips for smartphone manufacturers to occupy the mid-range to the entry-level niches.
The MediaTek Dimensity series has won the favor of manufacturers with affordable prices and excellent performance.
We should also note that MediaTek has made many changes in its strategy and production. And now, we shouldn’t take it as a mid-range or low-end chip maker. The Dimensity 1000 series chips are the best prove.
Judging from the third-quarter financial report released by MediaTek, the quarterly revenue reached 97.275 billion Taiwan dollars ($3.44 billion), an increase of 44.7% year-on-year. Also, the net profit was 13.367 billion Taiwan dollars ($0.47 billion), an increase of 93.7% year-on-year, a record high.
With the release of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, next year, the Android smartphone market will show a fierce competition. In the face of the powerful Snapdragon 888, will MediaTek launch a new flagship processor to respond? We guess yes.