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The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 brings better gaming performance to your next phone

Updated 4 weeks ago
Published Nov 8th, 2022 3:00AM EST
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MediaTek is bringing even better performance to its flagship chipset. The company has announced the new MediaTek Dimensity 9200, which is built to power the next wave of flagship phones, compete with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Qualcomm’s expected next-gen chip, and more. 

Specifically, it seems as though MediaTek is focusing on gaming with the new Dimensity 9200. According to the company, the Dimensity 9200 boasts enough power efficiency to deliver all-day gaming, better 5G support, and more.

“MediaTek’s Dimensity 9200 combines ultimate performance with significant power savings, extending battery life and keeping smartphones cool,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s wireless communications business unit at MediaTek. “With notably brighter image capturing and improved gaming speeds, along with the latest display enhancements, the Dimensity 9200 will bring new possibilities for next-gen smartphones that come in a variety of stylish and foldable form factors.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the new MediaTek Dimensity 9200.

Performance

The new chipset follows a similar overall core structure to the previous-generation model, with one big core, three slightly smaller big cores, and four little cores. The improvements to the chipset largely come from the fact that it’s built on TSMC’s second-generation 4nm process, helping give it better overall performance in a similar-size chipset.

MediaTek Dimensity 9200 FrontImage source: Christian de Looper for BGR

The biggest core is a Cortex-X3 core with a clock speed of 3.05GHz. The smaller big cores are Cortex A715 cored that run at 2.85GHz. Finally, the four little cores are Cortex A510 cores that run at 1.8GHz.

The chipset improves on other aspects of performance too — like with faster storage. The chipset offers UFS 4.0 storage support. And, with LPDDR5X support, you’ll get memory speed of up to 8533Mbps. 

Graphics and gaming

The GPU is getting some huge improvements too, though. The Dimensity 9200 features  the new Arm Immortalis-G715 GPU, and that enables hardware raytracing. Of course, games themselves will need to be developed to take advantage of this feature, so you may not see a night and day difference right away — but it is a step in the right direction for high-end mobile gaming. 

It also offers motion blur reduction for a more detailed image, and MediaTek’s Frame Rate Smoother 2.0 technology — though that’s not new to this chipset.

Camera

There are some big improvements in the camera department too, thanks to the new Imagiq 890 sensor. MediaTek says it’s its first chipset to feature native RGBW sensor support, which should help make for 30% brighter images. And, it has the company’s second-generation AI video engine, and can stream HDR video from multiple cameras at a time. 

Some of the camera improvements come in the form of power savings. For example, the Dimensity 9200 uses up to 12.5% less power while capturing 8K video at 30 frames per second.

MediaTek Dimensity 9200 BackImage source: Christian de Looper for BGR

Connectivity

MediaTek has long been one of the leaders in the connectivity space, and the Dimensity 9200 proves why. The chipset offers WiFi 7 support with download speeds of up to a massive 6.5GHz. And, despite those huge speeds, it also features power savings of up to 70% using MediaTek’s WiFi UltraSave. 

Along with WiFi 7, you’ll also get improved 5G support. The chipset offers the new R16 modem, and, of course, supports Sub-6 and mmWave, and MediaTek says it should better recover from dead ones using artificial intelligence — so you’ll be connected more often, even in areas with patchy coverage. 

Phones

So what phones will feature the next-generation MediaTek Dimensity 9200? Well, we don’t know just yet, but it’s expected that the company will announce some devices in the near future. We’ll update this article if and when it does so, and MediaTek has announced that phones featuring the Dimensity 9200 will be available before the end of 2022.

Related coverage: MediaTek wants to power next-gen TVs and Chromebooks

Christian de Looper Senior Reviews Editor

Christian de Looper was born in Canberra, Australia, where he lived until the age of 14. After his father got a job in Paris, France, Christian lived there for five years, after which he moved to Minnesota for college. During college, Christian developed a passion for consumer technology by writing for tech blogs. Christian now lives in sunny Santa Cruz, California.