After the flagship Dimensity 9000 series SoCs, the most exciting range of MediaTek chips are the Dimensity 8000 series which have already been announced in 2021 end but haven’t been spotted on any smartphone. Already, it is being rumoured that a high clock speed variant of the existing Dimensity 8000 will be announced on 1st March, it will be the upcoming Dimensity 8100.
We know the upcoming MediaTek Dimensity 8000 comprises 4x Cortex-A78 (2.75GHz) and 4x Cortex-A55 (2.0GHz) CPU cores, so the Dimensity 8100 will possess higher speeds but no design-level improvements are suspected.
As per the known Weibo blogger @Digital Chat Station, these upcoming Dimensity 8000/8100 powered smartphones will be launched next month. Being based out of TSMC’s 5nm process, the same node responsible for Apple’s A14 Bionic, so, for a mid-range chip, it is a nice chip to have on new-age affordable smartphones.
The report from ITHome says smartphone makers like Realme and Xiaomi/Redmi are ahead in the race to use these new chips onto their new smartphones.