If announced previously, MediaTek has finally made its high-end chipset, the Dimensity 9300, official. This competes directly with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile platform, which was introduced recently. Check out the details below.
The Dimensity 9300 SoC, which succeeds the Dimensity 9200, is based on the third generation 4nm process and has an octa-core setup. This includes four Arm Cortex-X4 cores with up to Clock speed of 3.25 GHz and four Cortex-A720 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz. It is touted as the first to “all large cores for extreme performance.For comparison, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 has a maximum clock speed of 3.3GHz.
The presence of the Immortalis-G720 GPU offers up to 46% better GPU performance and 4% less energy consumption. You also get hardware-based ray tracing for “Console-level global lighting effects at a smooth 60 fps.”
The chipset supports the new APU 790 AI processor with improved generative AI performance and up to 45% lower power consumption. There is also support for NeuroPilot Fusion, which enables support for large language models.
Joe Chen, president of MediaTek, said: “The Dimensity 9300 is MediaTek’s most powerful flagship chip yet, bringing a huge boost of computing power to flagship smartphones with our groundbreaking All Big Core design. This unique architecture, combined with our upgraded on-chip AI Processing Unit, will usher in a new era of generative AI applications as developers push the boundaries with edge AI and hybrid AI computing capabilities.“
For the photography part, the chipset has a Low power AISP and support for Always-on HDR up to 4K resolution, 4K AI Noise Reduction (AI-NR) and AI processing on RAW photos and videos, among others. It also offers support for Android 14’s Ultra HDR format. Display configurations include WQHD at 180 Hz and 4K up to 120 Hz. There’s also the MiraVision Picture Quality (PQ) engine for improved picture quality.
Moreover, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chipset comes with Wi-Fi 7, a 5G R16 modem and much more. The first MediaTek Dimensity 9300 phones will hit the market in late 2023, starting with the Vivo X100 series scheduled for launch on November 13. So stay tuned for more details.