At the end of last year, MediaTek released the stunning Dimensity 9000 flagship processor. In addition, the company previewed the Dimensity 8000 series. The positioning of the Dimensity 8000 series is a low-end flagship processor. This chip is better than the best mid-range chip but obviously not on par with the best flagship processors. Today, the performance of the Dimensity 8000 series has finally been unveiled. According to popular Weibo leakster @DCS, smartphones with Dimensity 9000 will soon hit the market. Also, we are also expecting smartphones with the Dimensity 8000 processor. A top flagship and a light flagship will hit the market at the same time.
Furthermore, the Dimensity 8000 series will also have high and low distinctions. It seems that there is more than one type of this chip. In terms of performance, its AnTuTu rating has a running score of 820,000. This means that its performance surpasses the predecessor to the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, Snapdragon 888. While the energy efficiency of the Dimensity 9000 is one of its major selling points, the Dimensity 8000 will likely not have the luxury.
Dimensity 8000 slightly out-performs Snapdragon 888
On AnTuTu, the running points of the Snapdragon 888 smartphones are basically around 800,000. This shows that the Dimensity 8000 series is slightly better. At the same time, the Snapdragon 888 is known as the “Fire Dragon”. The problem of high temperature has always been a headache for mobile phone manufacturers and users. The current Snapdragon 8 Gen does not completely solve this issue. This means that smartphone manufacturers will have to think hard about how to solve the issue. Of course, they will have to include a good heat dissipation design in their smartphones. This will involve advanced materials, complex layouts, and advanced technology.
In contrast, MediaTek Dimensity 9000 has emphasized low power consumption and high energy efficiency since its release. The Dimensity 8000 series will certainly be no exception but not as good as the Dimensity 9000.
While the performance and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 were both offensive and defensive, Dimensity 9000 wins with high energy efficiency. Furthermore, since the Dimensity 8000 is on par with the Snapdragon 888, its energy efficiency will mean that it could take out the Snapdragon 870. Judging from the current layout, it is very likely that Dimensity will do a serious battle with Snapdragon this year.
As of now, the likes of Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, Honor, and other manufacturers have confirmed that they will use the Dimensity 9000. As of now, we can not tell the exact models from these brands that will use the Dimensity chips.