Just a few weeks after launching the new Dimensity 9300 processor for flagship smartphones, MediaTek is unveiling a cheaper model for “premium,” phones.
The new Dimensity 8300 may not deliver the same level of performance as the company’s most powerful chip, but the company is promising big gains in performance and efficiency over last year’s Dimensity 8200 processor. The first phones with the new chip should begin shipping before the end of the year.
While last year’s chip featured four ARM Cortex-A78 “big” CPU cores and four Cortex-A55 “LITTLE” cores, the Dimensity 8300 uses newer Cortex-A715 and Cortex-A510 cores which support higher clock speeds and efficiency improvements.
The company also upgraded the graphics from a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU to a Mali-G615 GPU. And there’s also a new APU 780 AI processor built into the chipset, based on the same architecture as the AI processor in the Dimensity 9300.
All told, MediaTek is promising:
- 20% faster CPU performance and 30% improvement in CPU power efficiency
- 60% better GPU performance and 55% improvement in GPU power efficiency
- 330% better AI performance (2X improvement in INT and FP16 computation)
The new chip also brings support for faster memory and storage, higher screen refresh rates and (slightly) faster 5G download speeds:
|Dimensity 8300||Dimensity 8200|
|CPU||1x Cortex-A715 @ 3.35 GHz|
3x Cortex-A715 @ 3.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A510 @ 2.2 GHz
|1x Cortex-A78 @ 3.1 GHz|
3x Cortex-A78 @ 3.0 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz
|GPU||Mali-G615 (60% faster than 8200)||Mali-G610 MC6|
|AI processor||MediaTek APU 780||MediaTek APU 580|
|Storage||UFS 4.0 with MCQ||UFS 3.1|
|Display||FHD+ @ 180Hz, WQHD+ @ 120Hz||FHD+ @ 168 Hz, WQHD+ @ 120 Hz|
|Camera||Up to 320 MP|
4K @ 60 fps (HDR10+)
|5G||5.17 Gbps downlink||4.7 Gbps downlink|