It’s obvious that MediaTek has had considerable advancements and successes with its Dimensity line of chipsets, elevating the brand’s status as a serious competitor when it comes to mobile SoCs. With that in mind, MediaTek finally launched its newest flagship chipset, the Dimensity 9300. The company boasts some serious improvements with the 9300, which now comes with some interesting tricks up its sleeve.
Going Big on Performance
Built on TSMC’s third generation 4nm process, the Dimensity 9300 is the world’s first smartphone chip to use all big cores within its architecture, which MediaTek says gives it an edge when it comes to performance. The chip features 4X Cortex-X4 CPUs of up to 3.25GHz speeds, and 4X Cortex-A720 CPUs with up to 2.0GHZ speeds which provides up to 15% increase in single-core performance, as well as 40% increase in multi-core performance (in comparison to previous generations).
MediaTek hasn’t shied away from focusing on mobile gaming, either – given that the Dimensity chips are found in countless smartphone models which are often designed with towards gaming, the 9300 comes with some rather impressive upgrades for gaming performance. For one, the chip packs the Immortalis-G720, a 12-core GPU which comes with support for graphics-intensive tasks such as ray-tracing and console-level global illumination effects, at least according to MediaTek.
Additionally, the GPU offers considerable upgrades for overall performance, such as 40% more power efficiency, 40% memory BW savings for geometry-heavy games, and even 46% improvement for hardware ray-tracing performance.
All-in with AI and Photography
As with a lot of other manufacturers this year, MediaTek has also integrated several key AI features on the Dimensity 9300, which is capable of supporting generative AI functions, for example. The chipset features a 7th-gen APU that’s responsible for hardware-accelerated generative AI onto mobile devices – as such, MediaTek claims that the 9300 comes with 8x faster transformer-based generative Al, 2x faster integer and floating-point compute improvement, 45% more power efficiency, and even support for on-device LoRA Fusion.
Besides AI, another field where hardware manufacturers have focused a lot on is with mobile photography and video capabilities. Inside the Dimensity 9300 is a low-power AI-ISP and support for always-on HDR, with a maximum resolution of up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It also supports 4K at 30 fps cinematic mode, in addition to real-time bokeh tracking, 4K AI Noise Reduction (AI-NR) and AI processing on RAW photos and videos. The Dimensity 9300 will also support the new Ultra HDR format for Android smartphones.
For connectivity, the Dimensity 9300 comes with your usual array of hardware support for modern wireless connectivity. There’s a 5G R16 modem inside that supports 4CC-CA Sub-6GHz and 8CC-CA mmWave with MediaTek’s UltraSave 3.0+ technology, support for Wi-Fi 7 speeds with up to 6.5 Gbps download speeds, and MediaTek’s Xtra RangeTM Technology for improved long-range connectivity. For smartphone tethering, the chip features MediaTek’s Multi-Link Hotspot technology, which the company says out-performs rival solutions by up to three times.
Expect to see the Dimensity 9300 in Android flagships real soon – while MediaTek hasn’t specified which smartphone OEM partners will be first to feature the chip, the company says that we can look forward to seeing Dimensity 9300 devices later this year.