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MediaTek launches new Dimensity 9000 processor for 2022 Android flagship phones

By Liu Hongzuo - on 19 Nov 2021, 1:27pm

MediaTek launches new Dimensity 9000 processor for 2022 Android flagship phones

MediaTek Dimensity 9000. Source: The Verge.

MediaTek fired its first salvo for 2022 by introducing the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 mobile processor, its upcoming flagship-tier mobile system-on-chip (SoC) for smartphones and mobile devices. 

The Dimensity 9000 succeeds 2021’s flagship variants, Dimensity 1200 and 1100. Dimensity 9000 is built on TSMC’s 4nm-manufacturing process, and it’s designed to compete against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 and the eventual 2022 Snapdragon successor by its main rival.

According to various sources who attended MediaTek’s tech summit (The Verge, GSMArena), MediaTek Dimensity 9000’s built-in components include a 5G modem (that has no mmWave support), a 1+3+4 design for its CPU cores (one Cortex-X2 at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A710 at 2.85GHz, four Cortex-A510 at 1.8GHz), and a 10-core Arm Mali-G710 for its GPU

Supporting AI processing is MediaTek’s fifth-generation APU with four times more performance and power efficiency than its previous version, said MediaTek. GSMArena quoted MediaTek having said that its AI processing outperforms Google Tensor’s by 16%.

For photos and videos, MediaTek uses an Imagiq Gen 7 ISP that offers 320MP capture (but that’s subjected to a sensor that can support it). It can theoretically capture up to three exposures simultaneously from three cameras, capturing 4K HDR video on three ongoing streams and processing up to 270 frames per second to output 18-bit 4K HDR videos.

The new Dimensity 9000 can support LPDDR5x RAM, has 14MB of cache (up from its previous 8MB).

According to XDA Developers, phones containing MediaTek’s new flagship chipset will begin shipping as early as Q1 2022.

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Source: The Verge, GSMArena, XDA Developers

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