Samsung is anticipated to introduce the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra, all of which will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, in the first few months of 2019. How effective will that new chipset be, though? Well, yesterday’s formal launch of the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 ought to give us a good sense of what to expect from Qualcomm’s forthcoming flagship chipset.
The Dimensity 9200 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may perform similarly and may even outperform Apple’s A16 Bionic processor in terms of GPU performance, according to previous leaks.
The Dimensity 9200 is quite power-efficient because it was made utilising TSMC’s second-generation 4nm manufacturing node. It has a single 3.05GHz ARM Cortex-X3 CPU core, which provides 25% more peak performance than the Cortex-X2 CPU core. Three ARM Cortex-A715 CPU cores running at 2.85GHz and four ARM Cortex-A510 CPU cores running at 1.8GHz make up the chipset.
Overall, MediaTek asserts that the performance of its new chipset is 10% quicker on multi-core systems and 12% faster on single-core systems. Additionally, the business asserts that its new chip uses 25% less power than the Dimensity 9000. Due to the improved thermal layer of the Dimensity 9200, it also takes a lot longer to heat up, allowing you to play games for extended periods of time without experiencing any performance degradation. Both UFS 4.0 storage chips and LPDDR5X memory (up to 8,533Mbps) are compatible with the new processor.
The new ARM Immortalis-G715 GPU is 41% more power-efficient and 32% quicker than the Dimensity 9000. The newest chipset from MediaTek is said to provide the greatest graphics performance available in the market. Additionally, it has hardware raytracing. 240Hz for Full HD+ screens, 144Hz for WQHD screens, and 60Hz for 5K displays (or two 2.5K displays) are all supported by the DSP. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC in the Galaxy S23 should deliver comparable (or slightly improved) GPU performance.
The Dimensity 9200 is MediaTek’s first chipset with built-in mmWave 5G and Wi-Fi 7 connectivity.
High-end MediaTek CPUs from the past featured inbuilt 5G modems, although they only supported 5G at sub-6GHz. The company’s first SoC with mmWave 5G connection is the Dimensity 9200. In order for the chipset to flourish in the North American markets, it must now be able to compete with Qualcomm’s chips. Other communication options are Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 7. (with LE Audio and Auracast support).
The Imagic 890 ISP of the chipset can capture 90% brighter photos because it natively supports RGBW camera sensors. It offers up to 4K 60fps and 8K 30fps films with EIS and 200MP sensors (like the ISOCELL HP1 and ISOCELL HP3). The ISP can also process HDR videos that were recorded by several cameras at once.