MediaTek’s Dimensity line of 5G-ready processors proved to be a success for the Taiwanese chipmaker. Aside from being able to offer 5G phones at more accessible price points, MediaTek’s higher-end chips like the Dimensity 1000+ can rival Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series chips as proven in multiple benchmark tests.
While we know about its upcoming 6nm-based Dimensity 1200 processor slated to launch in a few weeks, MediaTek is working on a 5nm-based processor called the Dimensity 2000. While it may be delayed by almost a year, MediaTek’s upcoming 5nm processor is rumored to use ARM’s next-generation CPU cores, namely the Cortex-X2 and Cortex-A79. ARM has yet to announce these new CPU cores–along with the Mali-G79–though we should know more about them sometime this year.
While we are waiting on more details about the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 2000, MediaTek is reportedly working on a lower-clocked version of the former called the Dimensity 1100. While it has the same 6nm process, the Dimensity 1100’s Cortex-A78 cores will run at a lower 2.6ghz clock speed. The other difference we know so far is that the Dimensity 1100 will support up to a 144hz refresh rate (vs 168hz on the Dimensity 1200).
As for other features, both chips will support LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and up to 108-megapixel camera sensors.
We should know more about MediaTek’s 6nm processors come January 20.