Next year, we will have two types of flagship smartphones in the Android field, the Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen1 smartphones. Before now, Snapdragon flagship processors have always been favorite for many brands. However, with the Dimensity 9000, it appears that it will be a two-horse race next year. After the release of MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Oppo, Vivo, Redmi, and other brands have announced that they will use this chip. In addition, Xu Qi, vice president of Realme, posted a message suggesting that Realme will also use Dimensity 9000.
It is important to note that that Realme is a “fan” of MediaTek chips. Back in March this year, Realme premiered the Dimensity 1200 SoCwhich was the strongest MediaTek flagship SoC at the time. The Realme Neo GT launched this chip and has a 1799 yuan ($282) starting price. The starting price of this smartphone is very competitive.
Now, Realme is sure to launch the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 terminal next year. We expect the price of this flagship smartphone to bring surprises.
A comparison between the Dimensity 9000 and Snapdragon 8 Gen1 shows that both chips have their strengths. While the Dimensity 9000 is ahead with its CPU performance, the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 leads with its GPU. While Dimensity 9000 has a far better AI performance, AI is not entirely a major rating criterion for chips. It appears that temperature control will the main deciding factor between these chips.
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Dimensity 9000 flagship processor
The Dimensity 9000 chip uses TSMC’s 4nm process + Armv9 architecture combination and has a high-performing Cortex-X2 super-large core. In addition, it has 3 Arm Cortex-A710 large cores (frequency 2.85GHz) and 4 Arm Cortex-A510 energy efficiency cores. This chip also supports LPDDR5X memory and the speed can reach 7500Mbps.
Dimensity 9000 adopts a flagship 18-bit HDR-ISP image signal processor. This technology can shoot HDR video with three cameras at the same time. Furthermore, the chip has a low power consumption performance. This chip comes with a high-performance ISP processing speed of up to 9 billion pixels/sec. It also supports triple exposure for triple cameras as well as up to 320MP cameras. In terms of Al, Dimensity 9000 uses MediaTek’s fifth-generation Al processor APU. This is 4 times more energy-efficient than the previous generation. It can provide a high-efficiency AI experience for shooting, gaming, video, and other applications. In terms of games, Dimensity 9000 uses Arm Mali-G710 graphics processor and launched a mobile ray tracing SDK kit. This includes Arm Mali-G710 ten-core GPU, mobile ray-tracing graphics rendering technology, support 180Hz FHD+ display.