MediaTek Debuts Dimensity 900 for Mid-Range 5G Phones

by Duey Guison  May 14, 2021

After debuting its line of 6nm chips with the Dimensity 1200 and 1100, MediaTek adds another version with the more affordable Dimensity 900. Meant for mid-range phones, the Dimensity 900 is the logical successor to the Dimensity 800.

Instead of a 4/4 core configuration like the Dimensity 1200 and 1100, the Dimensity 800 opts for a 2/6 core configuration: two Cortex-A78 cores at 2.4Ghz and six Cortex-A55 cores at 2Ghz. The Mali-G68 MC4 GPU gives the Dimensity 900 native support for 108-megapixel single camera (or 2x 20-megapixel cameras), along with 4K video recording at 30FPS. Like its predecessor, the Dimensity 900 also supports 120hz Full HD+ displays. However, the Dimensity 900 gets an upgraded MiraVision HDR tech that can upscale HDR10 to HDR10+ content in real time.

Being an affordable alternative to the Dimensity 1200 and 1100, the Dimensity 900 also supports LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, making it possibly the most affordable 5G processor to do so. For reference, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 480 only supports UFS 2.2 and LPDDR4X, while Snapdragon 750G and 765G support up to UFS 3.0 and LPDDR4X.

That being said, there are previous reports stating that the Dimensity 900 outperforms the Snapdragon 768G–which is essentially an overclocked Snapdragon 765G–in AnTuTu. According to the report, the Dimensity 900 scored 480,000 while the Snapdragon 768G scored 440,000.

As for other notable features, MediaTek is proud to say that the Dimensity 800 supports dual SIM 5G–which means you can use two 5G SIM cards at the same time using two 5G SA networks. Other connectivity options include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band GPS, and 2CC 5G carrier aggregation.

There’s no word yet which phone will debut the MediaTek Dimensity 900, though we think that POCO will debut the processor with the upcoming M3 Pro 5G. POCO Global head Kevin Qui and Product Marketing Head Angus Ng did mention that the M3 Pro 5G rocking a soon-to-be-announced MediaTek 5G processor, so there’s a good chance that they might be referring to the Dimensity 900.

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    Dimensity 900 is a good addition to the mid range segment with features like 120Hz refresh rate, Wi-Fi 6 and 108MP main camera