MediaTek has just debuted its latest flagship chip and set the bar for 2023 Android phones. The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 delivers Arm’s new Cortex X3 CPU, Immortalis GPU, and the company’s first flagship chip with mmWave 5G support.
The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 succeeds the Dimensity 9000 which launched last November. That chip was MediaTek’s biggest play to date at the flagship chip market, and the 9200 doubles down on that goal in some big ways.
Looking first at the CPU itself, the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 is the first chip for Android that uses Arm’s new Cortex-X3. Arm claims a 25% improvement in peak performance over the Cortex-X2, which is used in most of today’s mobile smartphone chips including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Google Tensor G2 uses two Cortex-X1 cores. Dimensity 9200 uses a single Cortex-X3 core (3.05GHz) alongside three Cortex-A715 cores (2.85GHz) and four Cortex-A510 cores (1.8GHz).
MediaTek says the Dimensity 9200 has a 12% bump on single-core performance and 10% on multi-core over the Dimensity 9000. However, a new thermal layer claims to drastically slow the time it takes for the chip to heat up. The company also claims a 25% reduction in power consumption compared to the Dimensity 9000.
The chipset is built on TSMC’s second-generation 4nm process and supports LPDDR5X memory up to 8533Mbps as well as faster UFS 4.0 storage.
The GPU is another huge area of improvement, with MediaTek