Mediatek Dimensity 9200 back

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  • A MediaTek Dimensity 9300 leak points to a radically different CPU.
  • The chipset will apparently feature four Cortex-X4 cores and four Cortex-A720 cores.
  • The processor will apparently consume 50% less power than its predecessor.

MediaTek confirmed yesterday that its next-generation flagship phone processor (presumably called the Dimensity 9300) would use Arm’s brand-new Cortex-X4 and Cortex-A720 CPU cores along with the Immortalis Mali-G720 GPU. The company didn’t mention the new Cortex-A520 little CPU core, and it turns out there might be a good reason for that.

Long-time leaker Digital Chat Station has claimed on Weibo that the Dimensity 9300 won’t use little CPU cores at all. Instead, the tipster asserts that the chipset will have an octacore CPU consisting of four Cortex-X4 cores and four Cortex-A720 cores.