Should this prove true, it may indeed be capable of rivaling Qualcomm's Snapdragon 875 in 2021. Furthermore, the Dimensity 2000 is now projected to be made using a 5-nanometer (nm) process, whereas its predecessor is 7nm. This could indeed confer significant improvements in terms of performance and efficiency over anything currently available in 2020.
The Taiwanese chipmaker is said to be using TSMC’s 5nm process node, which would have earlier been dedicated to Huawei’s Kirin chips. The US ban has, however, affected both its sales and production. MediaTek has a lot to gain from the ongoing trade war – offering 5G services to a wider userbase via its mid-range Dimensity chipsets. Hence, we can expect Mediatek to adopt ARM’s latest A78 cores and upgrade the Mali GPU as well. This can put Mediatek in close contention to Qualcomm in 2021. That is not the only potential headache this putative 2000 and its possible next-gen Dimensity siblings could inflict on competitors such as Samsung: MediaTek is also now rumored to become the primary chip-supplier to Huawei, in lieu of this company's usual own-brand line of Kirin SoCs.
The report states that MediaTek will announce the Dimensity 2000 sometime in Q2 next year, i.e between April to June 2021. It will succeed in the Dimensity 1000+ chipset that’s found aboard the iQOO Z1 and is expected to be based on the 5nm process node. It will be a major upgrade over the existing 7nm Dimensity chipsets – both in terms of performance and power efficiency.
The improved architecture
- These recent events have made the company to emphasize a lot on 5G technology. Subsequently, its 4G SoC orders have runout dry and will only be fulfilled by early 2021.
- Coming back to the Dimensity 2000 5G SoC, reports say that it could adopt the 5nm process which is a bump up from the 7nm processes of the current flagships.
- Regarding the performance cores, the current Dimensity 1000 series is limited to ARM Cortex A77 cores clocked at 2.6GHz while the Qualcomm’s counterpart has custom Kryo cores with a max clock speed of 3.1GHz.
- Reports indicate that Mediatek will launch the next wave of Dimensity 5G SoCs in the second quarter of next year. That falls somewhere between April and June of 2021.
- This makes sense as the current flagship Dimensity 1000+ debuted a few months back in May. Moreover, we haven’t seen the flagship SoC in many flagships yet.
- Furthermore, as stated above, the chip could be named as the Dimensity 2000 5G SoC.
Mediatek seems to be gaining more ground and expanding its market after the ban on Huawei’s SoCs. Samsung’s Exynos lagging behind in development has also furthered its cause in 2020. The company’s Dimensity lineup of SoCs have become an instant hit in China. Moreover, the development for the next Dimensity is already underway. The latest reports say that the company will launch the Dimensity 2000 SoC as early as Q2 next year.