MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 9000+, an enhancement to the company’s top-of-the-line 5G smartphone chipset. The new offering delivers a boost in performance over the Dimensity 9000 to make the next generation of flagship smartphones even more powerful and efficient.
The new Dimensity 9000+ system-on-chip (SoC) integrates Arm’s v9 central processing unit (CPU) architecture with a 4nm octa-core process, combining one ultra-Cortex-X2 core operating at up to 3.2GHz, compared to 3.05GHz with the Dimensity 9000, with three super Cortex-A710 cores and four efficiency Cortex-A510 cores. The advanced CPU architecture and Arm Mali-G710 MC10 graphics processor built into the new chipset provide more than a 5 per cent boost in CPU performance and more than 10 per cent improvement in graphics processing unit (GPU) performance.
Commenting on the development, Dr. Yenchi Lee, deputy general manager, Wireless Communications Business Unit, MediaTek, said, “Building on the success of our first flagship 5G chipset, the Dimensity 9000+ ensures that device makers always have access to the most advanced high-performance features and the latest mobile technologies, making it possible for their top-tier smartphones to stand out. With a suite of top-tier artificial intelligence (AI), gaming, multimedia, imaging and connectivity features, the Dimensity 9000+ delivers faster gameplay, seamless streaming and an all-around better user experience.”
The Dimensity 9000+ is the latest addition to the Dimensity 9000 series of flagship smartphone chipsets, which are designed for the growing bandwidth demands of the mobile market. The integrated LPDDR5X supports 8MB L3 CPU cache and 6MB of system cache. Additionally, the chipset integrates MediaTek’s fifth-generation application processor unit (APU 5.0) for powerful AI computing capabilities in a power-efficient design.
Key features of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ include:
- MediaTek Imagiq 790: The flagship 18-bit high dynamic range-image signal processor (HDR-ISP) supports 320MP, as well as simultaneous triple camera 18-bit HDR video recording. The powerful 9Gpixel/s ISP also supports 4K HDR video plus AI noise reduction that enables the highest quality results even in extreme low-light scenarios.
- Leading third generation partnership project (3GPP) Release-16 5G modem: The integrated 5G modem amplifies sub-6GHz performance up to 7Gbps downlink using 3CC carrier aggregation (300MHz) and supports R16 UL enhancement. The Dimensity 9000+ also integrates 5G/4G dual SIM dual active support and MediaTek’s 5G UltraSave 2.0 power-saving enhancement suite for improved efficiency.
- MediaTek MiraVision 790: The Dimensity 9000+ supports the latest 144Hz wide quad high definition+ (WQHD+) displays or super-fast 180Hz fullHD+ displays, while optimising power efficiency with MediaTek’s Intelligent Display Sync 2.0 technology. Furthermore, MediaTek’s latest Wi-Fi Display technology can support up to 4K60 HDR10+ video.
- Wi-Fi 6E, new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with Beidou III-B1C and new Bluetooth 5.3: Smartphone users can enjoy seamless connectivity with the chip’s support for the latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS standards.
Smartphones powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ are expected to be released in third quarter (Q3) 2022.