Qualcomm is preparing to launch the Snapdragon 898 chipset which is codenamed SM8450, and MediaTek will be releasing the new Dimensity 2000. What’s interesting is that the sample settings for these two chipsets have been exposed. Some sources have reported that the Snapdragon 898 and Dimensity 2000 chips will come with Samsung or TSMC 4nm processor technology.
A blogger on the Chinese website, Weibo posted the sample current settings for both chipsets. Weibo’s message simply reads: “Samsung 4nm, 1 x 3.0 GHz X2 super big core + 3 * 2.5 GHz big core + 4 * 1.79 GHz small core, Adreno 730 GPU.” TSMC 4nm, 1 * 3.0GHz X2 super big core + 3 * 2.85GHz big core + 4 * 1.8GHz small core, Mali-G710 MC10 GPU. According to the blogger, the Snapdragon 898 chipset uses Samsung’s 4nm process, and it comes with a new dual-part 3400 architecture. In addition, it is equipped with the Adreno 730 GPU. The processor is expected to have a total of eight cores with a base frequency of 1.7 GHz.
Some reports claim that the OEM TSMC version of the Snapdragon 898 chip could be available in the second quarter of next year.
MediaTek said 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 TSMC 4nm process which can deliver low power performance and excellent performance, and that built-in advanced AI, multimedia IP and the exclusive open architecture Dimensity 5G would make it possible to differentiate itself. Since MediaTek has been one of the leading names when it comes to chipsets, the company is hoping that its next 5G flagship chip will also dominate other 5G flagship chips that will be released by other companies.
MediaTek is currently working with a number of manufacturers and the first mobile phone is expected to go into mass production in the first quarter of 2022.