Bryan Ma, VP at the research agency IDC, confirm that MediaTek’s next flagship 5G SoC will be based on the TSMC 4nm process. And MediaTek TSMC 4nm is position to enter production this year. However, the first smart-phone with this chip will apparently launch as early as Q1 of 2022
Bryan further says that China will be the primary target for MediaTek TSMC 4nm processer. However, the Chinese OEMs will export these devices to other markets as well. The 4nm chipset from MediaTek is aiming for phones that will be priced around 4000RMB (approximately Rs 45,000).
Right now, the current top-of-the-line chipset from MediaTek is the Dimensity 1200. It is built on the 6nm EUV technology process by TSMC. The chip acts as a more affordable alternative to the Snapdragon 888 for OEMs.
Moreover in recent news, MediaTek introduced its latest Kompanio 1300T SoC designed for tablets. The chipset is similar in hardware to the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. The processor acts as a successor to the Kompanio 1200 (MT8195) announced in November last year.
Finally, the MediaTek Kompanio 1300T is fabricated by TSMC on a 6nm node. The chipset comes with an octa-core processor with Cortex-A78 cores and A55 cores. The GPU department is now being handled by nine-core Mali-G77 MC9, a major upgrade over last year’s G57 MC5. The SoC supports two 1080p displays. Coming to a single display, the chip can support up to 1440p resolution with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate and HDR10+ video playback.