MediaTek’s chips are not often associated with the most popular flagship smartphones, but the manufacturer does not give up trying to compete. The new Dimensity 9200 chip is aimed at just that.

The first built on the new ARMv9 Gen 2 architecture, the processor has one Cortex-X3 core and three Cortex-A715 cores for “heavy” tasks, as well as four Cortex-A510 cores that will help save battery reserves for all other cases. Together, they should provide 10-12% better performance results than the Dimensity 9000, while improving energy efficiency by 25%.

Things get even more interesting with graphics. MediaTek is the first to use the Immortalis-G715 graphics accelerator, among the features of which is ray tracing. It is noted that graphics processing improves by 32% compared to the capabilities of Dimensity 9000, while reducing power consumption by 41%.

The chip also supports sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G, and for the first time – Wi-Fi 7, so theoretically it will be able to provide speeds up to 6.5 Gbps in the local network (with the appropriate router).

Dimensity 9200 supports LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage and 24-bit/192 kHz audio. Additionally, there is an ISP Imagiq 890 with support for RGBW sensors, which promises to improve the brightness of images and increase their sharpness.

The first smartphones with the new processor of the manufacturer should appear by the end of this year.