MediaTek new chipset aims to take Qualcomm’s market share.

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    The Dimensity 9200+, MediaTek’s next high-end smartphone chipset built on a 4nm technology, has been launched.

    The 9200+ is designed to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 series CPUs, which are used in many luxury Android phones. It has a higher clock speed of 3.35GHz than the older 9200.

    This is a faster theoretical speed than the 3.2GHz Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 seen in phones like the OnePlus 11, and it is about on par with the 3.36GHz overclocked 8 Gen 2 version featured in the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.

    The 9200+ contains one Arm Cortex-X3 prime core that can reach 3.35GHz, three Cortex-A715 performance cores that can reach 3.0GHz, and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores that can reach 2.0GHz.

    It employs the same Arm Immortalis-G715 GPU as the 9200, however MediaTek claims it has been improved by 17% in the 9200+.

    It also includes features aimed at powering phones at the top of the market with superior photography, display specifications, and battery life.

    If you get a phone with the 9200+, you’ll also be ready for WiFi 7, a standard that hasn’t even been released yet but can enable up to 6.5Gbps data rates. With Bluetooth 5.3 and Bluetooth low energy (LE) support, the chip should provide a solid basis for the phones that use it.

    Smartphone chipset specifications may frequently take you down into the weeds, but MediaTek matching Qualcomm on the specs sheet is predicted in 2023. The 9200+’s specifications indicate that it will compete with the rumored 8+ Gen 2 and maybe even the future Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

    The Dimensity 9200 is no slouch, but when tested on the Vivo X90 Pro, it fell short of the 8 Gen 2. However, in practice, those distinctions are rarely discernible.

    MediaTek processors are rapidly appearing in phones from Vivo and Motorola, as well as companies such as Xiaomi, Oppo, and OnePlus.

    The Dimensity 9200+ might be an appealing option for those Android makers as they plan their forthcoming flagship phones, especially as the chip supports sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G, making it suitable for phones geared at the US market as well.

    MediaTek is also vying with Qualcomm on cutting-edge technology that has yet to be fully validated in phones. The Dimensity 9200+’s 690 AI processing unit promises to be capable of AI-noise reduction and other smartphone photography duties, but it is up to Android manufacturers to incorporate such functions on their phones.

    The chipsets enable such intelligence, but MediaTek and Qualcomm have little control in how it operates once it reaches people’s hands.

    Phones with 9200+ processors might be in those hands very soon. MediaTek stated that devices based on the technology will be released this month.

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