Presently, there are not many 6nm chips in the industry. However, MediaTek recently released two 6nm chips – Dimensity 1200 as well as the more affordable Dimensity 1100. Earlier this month, there were reports that Vivo will be the first company to release a smartphone with the Dimensity 1100 SoC. Subsequently, a new Vivo model, Vivo V2072A appeared online with the Dimensity 1100 SoC. Now, the latest report from Chinese blogger, @DigitalChatStation, shows an offline poster of this phone. According to the report, this device is Vivo S9 and it will come with a 44MP front camera.
Furthermore, this smartphone will use a triangular triple rear camera which is common with Vivo phones. According to previous reports, this device comes with a 6.4-inch notch display as well as a 2400 x 1080 screen resolution. The smartphone has already appeared in the Google Play Console database, so we know that it will be equipped with 12 GB of RAM and will run Android 11 with the OriginOS user interface.
Presently, the most recent product of the Vivo S series is the Vivo S7 which was released on August 3, 2020. This device also uses a 44MP dual front camera and has a 2,798 yuan ($433) starting price. If the latest report is true, then Vivo will skip the S8 and use the S9 nomenclature. As for the launch date, the Vivo S9 will probably launch next month.
Vivo S9 – Dimensity 1100 specs
The Dimensity 1100 is based on TSMC’s 6nm process and integrates a 5G modem. The CPU consists of 4 2.6GHz A78 cores and 4 2GHz A55 cores. The GPU is the ARM G77 MC9. This chip supports dual-channel UFS 3.1 and is a downgrade of the Dimensity 1200 SoC. Furthermore, the Dimensity 1100 also supports up to 100MP lens, a 144Hz refresh rate, WiFi 6, and other features. As for the price, the first Dimensity 1100 model will cost more than 2500 yuan ($386).
The current flagship smartphone processor uses the 5nm process. This raises the question of how well the 6nm chips will perform. According to the information released by the Weibo tipster, Dimensity 1100’s AnTuTu running score reached about 580,000. It includes 160,000 for the CPU sub-test and 210,000 for the GPU sub-test. For comparison, most of the models currently equipped with the Dimensity 1000+ score around 520,000 points. Thus, the Dimensity 1100 has an increase of about 60,000 points. The tipster also said that the game power consumption of the Dimensity 1100 is lower than that of the Dimensity 1000+ and the frame rate is higher. So the actual performance is not bad.