Samsung announced the Exynos 2400, featuring a new AMD GPU, and Qualcomm will unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor later this month. Their rival, MediaTek, is not only looking to compete with both those upcoming chips but defeat them with its own flagship chip: Dimensity 9300.
Dimensity 9300 could be 10% faster than Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 but at what cost?
According to multiple reports, the Dimensity 9300 will be MediaTek's next-generation flagship processor for smartphones. It will likely be used in high-end smartphones from OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi. It will likely be a 4nm chip featuring four prime Cortex-X4 CPU cores (three of which are clocked lower) and four high-performance Cortex-A720 CPU cores. It is rumored to not feature any power-efficient CPU cores (such as the Cortex-A520), which are used in the Exynos 2400 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.
The Dimensity 9300 is claimed to feature one Cortex-X4 CPU core clocked at 3.25GHz, three Cortex-X4 CPU cores clocked at 2.85GHz, and four Cortex-A720 CPU cores clocked at 2GHz. It will likely feature ARM's latest Immortalis-G720 GPU. A report claims the Dimensity 9300 is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. This is definitely an unconventional CPU structure, and it should theoretically offer better performance than competing chips from Qualcomm and Samsung.
Author's Note: If the information about the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 is correct, I think there could be concerns about the chip's power efficiency. Every chipset manufacturer uses a combination of high-performance and power-efficient CPU cores. High-performance CPU cores are used when a device is using high-load applications and games, while power-efficient cores are used when the phone is in sleep mode or doing less demanding tasks like streaming videos or playing music.
If the Dimensity 9300 lacks any power-efficient CPU core, it could lead to higher power consumption when the phone isn't doing anything strenuous, leading to lower power efficiency and shorter battery life compared to phones that use other chips.