Oppo’s next flagship phone will drop Snapdragon for MediaTek chip

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset is expected to power flagship Android phones in 2022.


MediaTek said on Wednesday that Oppo’s next flagship Find X series phone will be among the first to use its new 5G-capable Dimension 9000 chipset. The chipmaker released 9,000 weeks ago to compete with Qualcomm’s latest silicon for phones.

“This is a high-end device that brings together so many cutting-edge features in one device and we know users will be in awe of its breakthrough performance and exceptional energy efficiency; Oppo vice chairman Henry Duan said in a statement.

The Dimension 9000 is MediaTek’s best effort to replace Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in major Android smartphones and goes hand in hand with the latter’s recently announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 silicon. While Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Realme have used MediaTek chips in phones sold in China, the upcoming Find X phone is the hottest premium phone to switch from Snapdragon to MediaTek, which tend to be cheaper and reduce the overall costs of phones.

Like the 8 Gen 1, the Dimension 9000 is built on a 4nm scale, the smallest yet for smartphones, and features improvements in power efficiency and maximum clock speed in its octa processors. core over 3 GHz. MediaTek says it will allow phones to achieve feats such as recording 18-bit HDR video from three cameras simultaneously and supporting 320MP cameras and Full HD Plus resolution displays with refresh rates up to ‘at 180 Hz.

Since other phone makers have said they will be using the Dimension 9000 in their high-end phones, this could lead to MediaTek’s greater share of the flagship phone market. Redmi’s upcoming K50 will also use the Dimension 9000. Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing said in a statement that silicon is “one of the most advanced” in terms of performance, video, games, communications. or AI capabilities.

Honor and Vivo have also confirmed that they make devices powered by the Dimension 9000 but did not name the models that use it. None of the phones with the Dimension 9000 have a release date, but MediaTek has said the first devices with the chipset will be available in the first quarter of 2022.

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