Dimensity 900 is a mid-range 6nm 5G chipset
MediaTek has announced their latest mid-range 5G chipset, the Dimensity 900. This new chipset offers a nice upgrade from the Dimensity 820, and it is also manufactured on the newer 6nm node just like the flagship Dimensity 1100 and 1200 chips, which should deliver improved efficiency.
For some reason, MediaTek made no claims of performance gains regarding the Dimensity 900. What you get with this new chipset are four of the latest Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4GHz for the performance cluster, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz for efficiency.
As the Dimensity 820 packed four Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.6GHz, we should see the Dimensity 900 outperform it quite easily while delivering better efficiency too with the newer core architecture.
The GPU has also been updated to the newer Mali-G68MC4. The display support is kept the same at FHD+ 120Hz, which should be plenty for the mid-range devices that the Dimensity 900 will appear in. RAM and storage support is improved to add LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 to the list of supported standards, on top of the LPDDR4x and UFS 2.2 supported by the Dimensity 820.
MediaTek equipped the chipset with the Imagiq 5.0 ISP that can support a 108MP main camera, or four concurrent cameras at the same time. The Dimensity 900 also supports the newer WiFi 6 standard, as well as dual 5G, ensuring that you will always enjoy the best connectivity, regardless if you are at home or out and about.
You can expect to see devices powered by the Dimensity 900 by Q2 2021, which means they should start popping up by this month or the next.
Pokdepinion: Hopefully MediaTek doesn’t shoot itself in its own foot by cheating in benchmarks again.