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MediaTek to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset

MediaTek to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset

MediaTek launched the Dimensity 9000 chipset late last year to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system-on-chip (SoC). Now, the company has launched a new chip that joins the company’s Dimensity 9000 series and competes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. MediaTek says that its newly launched SoC, dubbed as the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus, offers more than a 5 percent boost in CPU performance and more than 10 percent improvement in GPU performance compared to the company’s Dimensity 9000 chipset.

MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus specifications and features

Coming to the details, the newly launched Dimensity 9000 Plus includes Arm’s v9 CPU architecture with a 4nm octa-core process. It has one ultra-Cortex-X2 core operating at up to 3.2GHz, three super Cortex-A710 cores operating at a speed of up to 2.85GHz and four efficiency Cortex-A510 cores. It also has Arm Mali-G710 MC10 graphics processor built into it. By comparison, the Dimensity 9000 offers a speed of 3.05GHz. In terms of storage, the Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset features support for LPDDR5X storage of up to 7500Mbps storage along with 6MB of system cache.

The Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset also integrates MediaTek’s fifth generation Application Processor Unit (APU 5.0), which the company says provides up to 4X power efficiency upgrade when compared to the APU 4.0.

On the camera front, the Dimensity 900 Plus chipset comes with 18-bit HDR-ISP with supports camera resolution up to 320MP. It also lets users capture video on three cameras simultaneously. Additionally, it has 4K HDR video recording feature with AI-noise reduction capabilities.

Coming to connectivity, the newly launched chipset offers sub-6GHz connectivity with support for up to 7Gbps download speed and Dual SIM Dual 4G or 5G connectivity. It also features support for Wi-Fi 6E, New GNSS with Beidou III-B1C and New Bluetooth 5.3.

Talking about the display technology, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset features support for 144Hz WQHD+ displays or 180Hz Full HD+ displays. It also support’s the company’s Intelligent Display Sync 2.0 technology along with up to 4K60 HDR10+ video.

MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus specifications and features

As far as availability is concerned, MediaTek said that smartphones powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus are expected to be available in the market in the third quarter of 2022.

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