Qualcomm is gearing up to launch the Snapdragon 898 chipset, which is codenamed SM8450, and MediaTek will launch the new Dimensity 2000. Interestingly, the sample parameters for both of these chipsets have been exposed. Some sources have reported that the Snapdragon 898 and the Dimensity 2000 chips will come equipped with either Samsung or TSMC 4nm processor technology.
A blogger on the Chinese website Weibo posted both the chipsets’ current sample parameters. The Weibo post simply reads, “Samsung 4nm, 1*3.0GHz X2 super large core + 3*2.5GHz large core + 4*1.79GHz small core, Adreno 730 GPU. TSMC 4nm, 1*3.0GHz X2 super large core + 3*2.85GHz large core + 4*1.8GHz small core, Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.” According to the blogger, the Snapdragon 898 chipset uses Samsung’s 4nm process and comes with a new dual part 3400 architecture. Moreover, it is equipped with Adreno 730 GPU. The processor is expected to have a total of eight cores with a base frequency of 1.7GHz.
Some reports claim that the TSMC OEM version of the Snapdragon 898 chip might be available in the second quarter of next year.
MediaTek has stated that the company will launch the first 5G flagship chip by the end of this year. Previously, the company had mentioned that it would use ARM’s latest flagship core and the TSMC 4nm process, which can deliver low-power performance and excellent performance. That integrated Advanced AI, multimedia IP, and exclusive Dimensity 5G open architecture would provide differentiation. Since MediaTek has been one of the leading names when it comes to chipsets, the company is hoping that its upcoming 5G flagship chip too would tower over other 5G flagship chips that will be launched by other companies.
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MediaTek is currently working with a number of manufacturers, and it is expected that the first mobile phone will be mass-produced sometime in the first quarter of 2022.