Recently, MediaTek unveiled its newest flagship processor, raising the bar for Android phones in 2023. The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 has the company’s first flagship processor with mmWave 5G compatibility, Arm’s latest Cortex X3 CPU, Immortalis GPU, etc.
The Dimensity 9000, which was released in November, is replaced by the MediaTek Dimensity 9200. With that chip, MediaTek made its greatest bet yet on the market for flagship chips, and the 9200 significantly increases its bet.
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Launched
Regarding the MediaTek Dimensity 9200‘s CPU, it is the first Android processor to employ Arm’s latest Cortex-X3. According to Arm, the Cortex-X2 utilised in the majority of today’s mobile smartphone CPUs, such as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Google Pixel, has seen a 25% increase in peak performance. A single Cortex-X3 core (3.05GHz) is used by Dimensity 9200 together with three Cortex-A715 cores (2.85GHz) and four Cortex-A510 cores (1.8GHz).
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 GPU
According to MediaTek, the Dimensity 9200 outperforms the Dimensity 9000 by 12% on single-core performance and 10% on multi-core. The time it takes for the chip to heat up, however, is allegedly being significantly slowed by a new thermal layer. In comparison to the Dimensity 9000, the manufacturer also asserts a 25% reduction in power usage.
This chipset supports LPDDR5X memory up to 8533Mbps and faster UFS 4.0 storage. It is constructed using TSMC’s second-generation 4nm technology.
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 specification
|Process||TSMC 4nm (N4P)|
|Prime core||1 x Cortex-X3 @ 3.0 Ghz|
|Performance cores||3x Cortex-A715 @ 2.85GHz|
|Efficiency cores||4x Cortex-A510 cores @ 1.8GHz|
|RAM||LPDDR5x at up to 8,533Mbps|
|Connectivity||5G Sub-6 GHz, mmWave, Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3|
|Display||5K (2.5Kx2) @ 60Hz, WHQD @ 144Hz, 1080p @ 240Hz|
Another significant area of improvement is the GPU, which now comes with Arm’s latest Immortalis-G715 GPU thanks to MediaTek. This enables raytracing capabilities and, if initial benchmarks are to be believed, graphics performance that is unmatched in the market. In comparison to the Dimensity 9000, MediaTek promises a 32% increase in performance and a 41% decrease in power usage.
Importantly, the Dimensity 9000+ outperformed the 9000 by 10% on the GPU and by 5% on the CPU. In addition to supporting variable refresh rate, this chip enables FHD+ at up to 240Hz, WQHD at up to 144Hz, and 5K (two 2.5K displays) at up to 60Hz.
The Dimensity 9200’s camera features native RGBW sensor compatibility, which improves light collection by up to 30%. The brand-new Imagiq 890 image signal processor (ISP) can simultaneously record HDR footage from multiple cameras with AI motion unblur for improved action pictures. This is also utilised with the MediaTek APU 690, which boasts a 35% increase in total AI performance. Moving on to networking, MediaTek’s first flagship chip to enable mmWave 5G is the Dimensity 9200.
Previously, the company Although Dimensity 1050, which was announced earlier this year, already had faster 5G compatibility, having it in this new flagship chip may provide the business with some significant advantages in the US market, where carriers are pushing for mmWave. Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3 with “studio-grade” wireless audio, and Bluetooth LE with Auracast are also supported.
The Dimensity 9200 is expected to be used in the first smartphones by the end of 2022, according to MediaTek, however, particular brands and markets are not yet known.