An informed source has published information about the next flagship chips of MediaTek and Qualcomm, which gives us an almost complete view of them. The chips, called Snapdragon 898 and Dimension 2000, use eight cores, and these cores are located in three super-powerful, powerful and low-power clusters.
to the According to this source, Snapdragon 898 chip is produced by Samsung with 4-nanometer lithography. The flagship chip has a 3 GHz Cortex-X2 core with 3 high-performance 2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 cores. The third cluster uses four low-power 1.79 GHz Cortex-A510 cores. In the GPU section, we also encounter the Adreno 730 graphics processor.
In addition to Qualcomm, MediaTek is working on its next flagship chip, which has the same configuration as the Snapdragon chipset, but there is a difference between them. A core in Dimension 2000 The Cortex-X2 is seen at a frequency of 3 GHz, and the difference between them goes back to the three high-performance cores. In MediaTek chipset, frequency 3 cores The Cortex-A710 is set at 2.85 GHz and the graphics processor is Mali-G710 MC10. MediaTek chipset is also produced with a 4-nanometer process, but it will be supplied by the Taiwanese company TSMC.
The Snapdragon 898 will likely come with the new X65 5G modem to achieve a maximum download speed of 10 Gbps, although in the real world users will have to wait for a lower speed. We also expect to see improvements in the image signal processor (ISP) and neural processing unit (NPU).
Phones equipped with the new chips will probably arrive in 2022, and it remains to be seen how they will perform in the real world. MediaTek and Qualcomm will likely unveil the Dimension City 2000 and Snapdragon 898 in the final weeks of 2021, and it is even possible that we will see the unveiling of the Xiaomi 12 with the Snapdragon 898 chip before the end of this year.