MediaTek announced on November 12, 2021 that it would “soon” introduce a first processor that will be manufactured with a structure width of just four nanometers. This means that we have a smartphone SoC that will make life difficult for Qualcomm and the rest of the competition in 2022.
- MediaTek published its teaser for the upcoming 4nm processor on Twitter.
- It would be the first smartphone processor in the world to be manufactured with this structure width.
- It should be the Dimensity 2000, which is expected for the end of 2021.
We are slowly getting used to the idea that MediaTek is digging the water away from its competitor Qualcomm, at least in terms of numbers. Only a few weeks ago, a leak made us suspect that the company could also technically top the SoC with the Dimensity 2000.
The first smartphone chip in the 4 nm class
Now MediaTek has let the cat out of the bag – at least a little bit. On twitter published the Taiwanese manufacturer namely now a first teaser video for the 4 nm chip. The tweet also announced that we can expect the performance soon. Literally, MediaTek wrote in the tweet:
With our most advanced chip to date, made with 4nm process technology, you can do incredible things. More power in your pocket – soon.
The Taiwanese are likely to be the first in the world to offer such a 4 nm chip for a smartphone. It is logical that the company is not stingy with superlatives in the teaser video either. There is talk of “almost infinite battery life” and more “power in your pocket”. We probably don’t need to point out to you that you have to look at such full-bodied announcements with a healthy amount of caution.
Stronger than an A15 Bionic from Apple?
It goes without saying that MediaTek is confident of victory and wants to put itself in front of the competition with its next SoC. If today’s announcement actually revolves around the Dimensity 2000, at least there is leaked benchmark valueswho encourage MediaTek’s optimism.
The leaked values from the AnTuTu database speak of a ludicrous 1,002,220 points! That would not only be a new record for MediaTek, but also a record for Android devices in general. According to AnTuTu, the MediaTek Dimensity 2000 aka MT6983 also has a CPU score of over 250,000. The chipset would even outpace Apple’s A15 Bionic (218,000 points), which does its job in the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Before you get nosebleeds from excitement, we should perhaps take a more sober look at it. Even if we can actually count on a very strong SoC, I think it is unlikely that the Dimensity 2000 will perform better than the powerhouse from Apple, which powers the new iPhones.
Either way, we can expect a new high-end SoC from Taiwan – even if we are still skeptical about the rumored values. We will probably get to know the new SoC this year and we hope that you are just as excited about the first smartphones with the MediaTek Dimensity 2000 as we in the TechMarkup editorial team.