MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G SoC Launched

On Thursday, MediaTek announced the Dimensity 9000 5G SoC. Honor, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are among the major smartphone manufacturers that have adopted and endorsed the Taiwanese semiconductor giant. MediaTek's flagship SoC will be available in the first quarter of 2021. The Dimensity 9000 5G SoC from MediaTek was first announced in November. It has an octa-core architecture with Arm Cortex CPUs and a 10-core Arm Mali-G710 GPU. The TSMC 4nm process is used to make the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC.

The first smartphones powered by the new MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G SoC will be available in the first quarter of 2021, according to a press release from MediaTek. In addition to Honor, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, MediaTek has announced device maker adoption and endorsements.

The flagship SoC was first announced in November of last year. It features a 10-core Arm Mali-G710 MC10 GPU and a MediaTek APU 590 and is manufactured using TSMC's 4nm process. One Arm Cortex-X2 CPU with a maximum clock speed of 3.05GHz, three Arm Cortex-A710 CPUs with a maximum clock speed of 2.85GHz, and four ARM Cortex-A510 CPUs make up the Armv9 architecture. It supports LPDDR5x RAM with speeds of up to 7,500Mbps.

The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G SoC also includes the company's fifth-generation Application Processor Unit (APU 5.0), which is said to provide 4x power efficiency gains over previous-generation APUs. It also comes with MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0, which uses AI to improve graphic reproduction and reduce GPU load.

MediaTek's flagship SoC also includes an 18-bit HDR MediaTek Imagiq 790 ISP, a 3GPP Release 16 5G modem, and a MediaTek MiraVision 790 display controller that supports 144Hz WQHD+ or 180Hz full-HD+ displays. Wi-Fi 6E, GNSS with Bideou, and Bluetooth v5.3 are also supported by the chipset. The Dimensity 9000 5G SoC is said to offer smartphone manufacturers customizability, allowing them to create unique 5G-enabled handsets.