It has been under a week since the announcement of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 from MediaTek on their 16th December event, yet we are already coming across rumors indicating the next chip from MediaTek, the Dimensity 8000.
No news of specs or benchmarks of the Dimensity 8000 were leaked, however, an insider in China posted on Weibo that in 2022, Redmi will be releasing its Redmi K50 with the Dimensity 8000 processor whereas Realme will be releasing its Realme GT Neo3 with the Dimensity 8000 under its hood.
If the leaks are to be believed, the Redmi flagship K Series will be fully transitioning from Qualcomm Snapdragon chip to MediaTek Dimensity processors next year. They are respectively, the Dimensity 9000 for the Redmi K50 Pro and the Dimensity 8000 for the regular Redmi K50.
This comes as a surprise as through the flagship Redmi K Series, Redmi has never used MediaTek for its flagships prior to 2021. Redmi only used a MediaTek processor once for its flagships, which was in the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, for reference, the Redmi K40 Series debuted in early 2021, with the flagship Snapdragon 888 for the Redmi K40 Pro and the Redmi K40 Pro Plus, and the Snapdragon 870 for the regular Redmi K40.
MediaTek is eyeing 2022 as the year where it stands as a formidable opponent to Qualcomm in the chip market as both Oppo and Redmi had confirmed that they will be using their flagship processor, the Dimensity 9000 in their upcoming flagships.
Henry Duan, Vice President at Oppo, revealed the next Find X flagship, presumably, the regular Find X4, will be its first device to be launched with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. As for Redmi, General Manager of Redmi and Vice President of Xiaomi, Lu Weibing announced that Redmi will be using the Dimensity 9000 in the Redmi K50 Series.