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 8300Dimensity 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
GPUMali-G615 (60% faster than 8200)Mali-G610 MC6
AI processorMediaTek APU 780MediaTek APU 580
StorageUFS 4.0 with MCQUFS 3.1
DisplayFHD+ @ 180Hz, WQHD+ @ 120HzFHD+ @ 168 Hz, WQHD+ @ 120 Hz
Camera Up to 320 MP
4K @ 60 fps (HDR10+)
5G5.17 Gbps downlink4.7 Gbps downlink
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E

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  1. I don’t want a faster CPU.

    I want a phone that lasts more than a few hours and I’m willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to get it since all I use it for is reading the occasional website.

    1. This processor might be as fast as the QC 7g2+ (a detuned/rebadged QC 8g1+). That’s an area that could do with some competition.

      As for your personal plight, perhaps grab a phone and run it on Battery Saver mode permanently?
      Use portable power banks?
      Or research into phones which have the longest endurance and ones that are compact enough for your tastes.

      Personal suggestion would be to get a Samsung xCover 6 Pro. You’ll get 3-Years software upgrades, and decent after-sales support. Battery life is good, it’s a very durable phone that is also water resistant….. BUT it has a slim battery that you can carry in your pocket, and hot-swap it when you like, because it is designed with a User Removable Battery.