MediaTek’s future mobile chip may well offer more performance than Qualcomm’s, the Snapdragon 898.
While Google has just presented the puce Tensor Pixel 6, and that Oppo begins to display its ambitions in the matter, Qualcomm may have a lot to do to continue to dominate the SoC market for smartphones. The Californian founder is indeed caught between the various manufacturers who are trying to emancipate themselves from it, and MediaTek, the Taiwanese company which continues to nibble market share year after year.
The Taiwanese founder is getting ready to strike a blow in order to prove his legitimacy. First information has indeed just fallen about the future SoC Dimensity 2000 5G, and it is particularly promising. So promising that this next high-end chip could give the Snapdragon 898 a hard time, Qualcomm’s future flagship.
Dimensity 2000 5G, future queen of the Android world?
The Digital Chat Station leaker gives us precisely the first technical characteristics. These two chips should be engraved in 4 nm; the Snapdragon 898 will be produced by Samsung, while the Dimensity 2000 5G will be produced on the island of Taiwan, at TSMC factories.
TSMC 4nm, 1*3.0GHz X2 super large core+3*2.85GHz large core+4*1.8GHz small core, Mali-G710 MC10 GPU
— Digital Chat Station (@chat_station) October 20, 2021
Their technical characteristics should remain rather similar in practice. The major difference between the two chips would rather be related to the GPU part. At Qualcomm, we would find an Adreno 730, while MediaTek’s SoC would afford a Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
However, if we take a closer look, we can see that the operating frequency of the MediaTek Dimensity cores would turn out to be slightly higher; 2.85 GHz, compared to 2.5 GHz on the Snapdragon 898. In theory, this would therefore give MediaTek’s processor a slight advantage in terms of raw performance, but all this information should be taken with a grain of salt for now.
With a worthy competitor to the future high-end SoC from Qualcomm, MediaTek could well succeed in establishing itself more frankly with the manufacturers of premium Android smartphones, which had until then used to bet on the Californian solutions to equip their phones. . This could be all the more detrimental for Qualcomm, since MediaTek is used to charging much more aggressive prices than its American competitor. A strong argument that could appeal to several manufacturers in the coming years? The future will tell.