MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus: The rivalry between smartphone makers may be very popular but the rivalry between the companies making the chips for these phones is even tougher. Top of the list in the mobile chipset industry is Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, and Samsung.
Over the years, these companies have been on the throat of each other and that rivalry is getting heated up, even more, this year. Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 barely a month ago, Samsung released the Exynos 2200 chip, and Apple is set to bring the A16 Bionic chip by September.
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Today, MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 9000 Plus chipset. This new Dimensity 9000+ chipset will compete with the SD 8+ Gen 1 (Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1), A16 Bionic chip, and Exynos 2200 in the premium phone segment.
So, how good is the newly announced Dimensity 9000+ chip? Can it actually compete with the competitions out there? Let’s find out.
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus chip
As an upgrade to the previously released Dimensity 9000 chip, the new MediaTek flagship chipset brings major improvements. The Dimensity 9000 Plus is built on the 4nm process technology and features a CPU that is 5% better than those of the Dimensity 9000. In the area of GPU, it’s also said to be 10% better.
The CPU clock speed for the Cortex-X2 high-performance core is bumped from 3.05GHz to 3.2GHz. It still has the same 1+3+4 setup with three Cortex-A710 cores and four high-efficiency Cortex-A510 cores. The chipset also features the boosted ARM Mali-G710 MC10 GPU. Other areas of interest are the ISP (image signal processing) and the 5G modem.
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The ISP in the Dimensity 9000 Plus is the MediaTek Imagiq 790. This ISP can process 9 gigapixels per second and has support for still images up to 320MP. Phones powered by this chipset will also be capable of 18-bit HDR video capture from three cameras simultaneously. And the ISP also has support for 4K HDR video with AI noise reduction.
Using the 3CC carrier aggregation, the 5G modem in this chip now has a max download speed of 7Gbps and we can estimate the max upload speed to be at about 3Gbps. The MediaTek’s MiraVision 790 in this chip makes it possible for phones using this chip to have WDHD+ displays with 144Hz refresh rates or 180Hz at FHD.
Other features include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and Wi-Fi display support up to 4K60 for HDR video. Smartphones that will feature this chipset will be available starting from August.
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MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus vs the competitions
There are three mobile chipsets that are in direct competition with the Dimensity 9000+. One, is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 from Qualcomm, the A16 Bionic from Apple, and the Exynos 2200 from Samsung.
The Dimensity 9000 already beat the Exynos 2200 in real-life tests. The Dimensity 9000+ will definitely be better than the Exynos 2200. However, we still have to wait and test this new chip with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Apple’s A16 Bionic to see how well it competes with these chipsets.
The previously Dimensity 9000 chip held its ground when it came to real-life performance and tests. In fact, MediaTek has some of the best chipsets in the market right now. So, the Dimensity 9000 Plus is expected to do just fine and compete with phones that are powered by the competition.
Will the Dimensity 9000+ be better than the A16 Bionic or Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1? Well, time will tell. But for now, MediaTek is not holding back in the mobile chipset competition.