Mediatek has officially unveiled its latest flagship chipset, the Dimensity 9300, which is poised to compete head-to-head with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in the rapidly evolving world of Android smartphones, especially those coming from Chinese manufacturers.
The Dimensity 9300 is manufactured on TSMC’s cutting-edge third-generation 4nm+ process node. One of its standout features is the all-big core CPU design, which includes a powerful prime Cortex-X4 core clocked at an impressive 3.25GHz, along with three Cortex-X4 cores at 2.85GHz and four Cortex-A720 cores at 2.0GHz, all based on the Armv9 architecture. MediaTek claims that this innovative design offers a remarkable 40% improvement in peak performance compared to its predecessor, the Dimensity 9200, while being 33% more power-efficient.
When compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Dimensity 9300 offers a competitive CPU configuration, featuring the Cortex-X4 core at 3.25GHz and three Cortex-X4 cores at 2.85GHz, coupled with four Cortex-A720 cores at 2.0GHz. This setup promises a powerful and efficient performance for upcoming flagship Android devices.
Another significant upgrade in the Dimensity 9300 is its GPU, the Immortalis G720 MC13, which boasts hardware-based ray tracing, providing a 46% improvement in performance over its predecessor while consuming 40% less power. This enhancement will enable more immersive and visually stunning gaming experiences on smartphones powered by this chipset.
The Dimensity 9300 also supports LPDDR5T RAM with blazing-fast speeds of up to 9,600Mbps and UFS 4.0 storage with Multi-Circular Queue (MCQ) support, ensuring speedy data access and seamless multitasking capabilities. In terms of connectivity, it offers impressive 5G capabilities with sub-6GHz/mmWave support and Wi-Fi 7, making it an excellent choice for users who demand high-speed and low-latency connectivity.
|Specification||Dimensity 9200||Dimensity 9300||Snapdragon 8 Gen 3|
|CPU Prime||1x Cortex-X3 @ 3.05GHz||1x Cortex-X4 @ 3.25GHz||1x Cortex-X4 @ 3.3GHz|
|CPU Big||3x Cortex-A715 @ 2.85GHz||3x Cortex-X4 @ 2.85GHz + 4x Cortex-A720 @ 2.0GHz||3x Cortex-A720 @ 3.2GHz + 2x A720 @ 3.0GHz|
|CPU Little||4x Cortex-A510 @ 1.8GHz||–||2x Cortex-A520 @ 2.3GHz|
|GPU||Immortalis G715||Immortalis G720||Adreno 740|
|5G||Sub-6GHz/mmWave (7.9Gbps)||Sub-6GHz/mmWave (7.9Gbps)||Sub-6GHz/mmWave (10Gbps)|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 7 (6.5Gbps)||Wi-Fi 7 (6.5Gbps)||Wi-Fi 7 (5.8Gbps)|
|Bluetooth||BT 5.3||BT 5.4||BT 5.4|
|Camera||320MP, 18-bit ISP||320MP, 18-bit ISP||200MP, 18-bit ISP|
|Video||8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 60fps||8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 60fps||8K @ 30fps, 4K @ 120fps|
Overall, the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 seems poised to make its mark in the fiercely competitive world of flagship Android smartphones, with its impressive CPU and GPU improvements, high-speed RAM, and advanced connectivity options. Smartphone enthusiasts can look forward to experiencing a new level of performance and visual quality with this chipset.