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Following its announcement of its latest flagship SoC the Dimensity 9000, the first SoC based on TSMC‘s 4nm, MediaTek has been reportedly working on the 5nm process. The SoC is set to compete against the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (Snapdragon 898). It looked like MediaTek will skip the 5nm process altogether, but that might not be the case.

MediaTek Dimensity 9000 launched

Just few hours after the announcement of the 4nm SoC, the reliable tipster Digital Chat Station posted on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging website) that MediaTek’s 5nm SoC, which is apparently going through the testing phase, might be called the MediaTek Dimensity 7000. Going by the earlier launch of Dimensity 9000, the SoC is expected to be based on ARM’s new v9 architecture.

MediaTek reportedly testing the 5nm based Dimensity 7000

The Dimensity 7000 may replace the current 6nm lineup offered by MediaTek, like the Dimensity 1200, and compete with Qualcomm’s 5nm offering, the Snapdragon 888.

If the rumor turns out to be accurate, with the announcement of their 4nm flagship SoC, the Dimensity 9000, MediaTek might be gearing up to compete against Qualcomm in every market segment. The Dimensity 7000 might be a premium mid-range offering by MediaTek that may force Qualcomm to offer a competitive 5nm solution in the premium mid-range as well.

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Well, the rumor makes us excited for the future of the mid-range smartphone market. However, these are still rumors and educated guesses, so we advise you to take it with a pinch of salt.

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