First Smartphone with MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Could Hit the Market by February 2022


Taiwan-based chipset maker, MediaTek announced the flagship Dimensity 9000 SoC last week and took a step ahead in the game with Qualcomm, which is set to launch the new Snapdragon SoC next week. The Dimensity 9000 will take on the Snapdragon 898, aka Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Multiple brands including Xiaomi, Redmi, and Realme were expected to launch phones with Dimensity 9000 in Q1 of 2022. 

Now a new report from MyDrivers suggests a phone with the 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9000 will be launched in February next year. In comparison, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC will be unveiled on November 30. The first phone with the new Snapdragon SoC is said to hit the market as early as December. The Xiaomi 12 will be unveiled in China on December 12 and that device is tipped to feature the new Snapdragon SoC. 

Further, a recent report also suggests the upcoming Redmi K50 Gaming series could run on Dimensity 9000 SoC. The device is also expected to feature a 144Hz OLED display, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor. 

MediaTek Dimsnsity 9000 Features

The Dimensity 9000 is the world’s first smartphone processor based on a 4nm process. The SoC is based on the new ARM v9 architecture with a 1+3+4 cluster.  It has a prime X2 core clocked at 3.05GHz along with three Cortex-A710 performance cores with a clock speed of 2.85GHz. There are four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The graphics and gaming performance is taken care of by a 10-core Mali-710 GPU. 

The chipset supports up to 180Hz refresh rate with a Full HD+ resolution and up to 320MP sensor. It is capable of recording 4K HDR video from three camera sensors simultaneously. The ISP also supports 8K30fps video recording and 4K120fps video recording. In terms of connectivity options, there is Bluetooth 5.3 and WiFi 6E 2×2. Lastly, it is also the world’s first SoC with a peak download speed of 7Gbps on a sub-6GHz 5G network with a 3CC Carrier Aggregation (300MHz).