Last month, we learned that there will be a number of new models coming with the Dimensity 9000 in the first half of the year. Recently, we are getting more and more news from various tipsters saying that the first handsets with this chip will hit the market even this month. Two other models will appear on the shelves next month.
Dimensity 9000 Specs
As for the MediaTek flagship chip itself, the Dimensity 9000 uses TSMC’s 4nm process and supports the latest LPDDR5X-7500 memory. As for a reference, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 uses Samsung’s 4nm process and supports LPDDR5-6400 memory. The Dimensity 9000 also adopts the new generation Armv9 architecture. The CPU has a built-in super core (Cortex-X2@3.05GHz), 3 large cores (Cortex-A710@2.85GHz), 4 energy efficiency cores (Cortex-A510@1.8GHz), 8MB L3 cache + 6MB SLC.
Dimensity 8000 Specs
Apart from the flagship version, there is the Dimensity 8000 version as well. The latter uses TSMC 5nm process and has a different CPU architecture – 4*2.75GHz A78+4*2.0GHz A55. The SoC integrates the Mali-G510 MC6 graphics card, supports 2K 120Hz or 1080P 168Hz resolution as well as LPDDR5+UFS 3.1 storage combination.
Dimensity 9000 Is Better Than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
If believing the early benchmark tests, the Dimensity 9000 performs slightly better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In fact, the key specifications are exactly the same, but it uses a more stable TSMC process. At the same time, the MediaTek chip is 30% cheaper than that of Qualcomm.
The Redmi K50 is expected to be the first phone featuring this chip. If so, then we know the exact launch date of the Dimensity 9000, it’s February 16. On the other hand, Redmi just announced that it will uncover the Redmi K50 e-sports version. As you know, the latter focuses on gaming performance and it will come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. We mean the company didn’t tweet a word about other Redmi K50 models (one of them will sport the Dimensity 9000 chip).
So the pioneer in this field could be quite another product and not the Redmi K50. Actually, we guess it would be the OPPO Find X5. But we should note that only the vanilla version will use this chip, while the Pro version will be packed with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Thus, for both cases (Redmi and OPPO), the original version will carry the Dimensity chip probably to control the price, while the higher version will be powered by the Snapdragon 8.