Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek is reportedly working on a new flagship processor that could rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. According to a reliable tipster, the Dimensity 9300 chip could outperform the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on the popular benchmarking platform Antutu 10.
The tipster, who goes by the name of Digital Chat Station, posted the rumored specifications of the Dimensity 9300 on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. The post suggests that the Dimensity 9300 will have a 1+3+4 core configuration, with a Cortex-X4 prime core, three Cortex-X4 prime CPU cores clocked, and four Cortex-A720 performance cores. The chip will also feature an Immortalis G720 MC12 GPU and no efficiency cores.
The tipster did not reveal the exact benchmark scores of the Dimensity 9300, but claimed that it outperforms the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on Antutu 10. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which is yet to be announced by Qualcomm, is expected to have a 1+2+3+2 core configuration and a more powerful Adreno 750 GPU, which is said to be 50% more powerful than the current Adreno 740.
Both the Dimensity 9300 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 are likely to be fabricated on the advanced 4nm process technology, which would offer improved performance and efficiency over the current 5nm chips . The two chips are expected to power some of the most anticipated flagship smartphones of next year.
The Dimensity 9300 could make its debut on the Vivo X100 series, which is rumored to launch in late 2023 or early 2024. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could make an appearance on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, which is also expected to launch early next year.
MediaTek and Qualcomm have not officially confirmed or denied the existence of their upcoming flagship processors. However, based on their previous launch cycles, we can expect them to announce their new chips by the end of this year or early next year. Until then, we will have to wait and see if the tipster’s claims are true or not.