MediaTek Dimensity 9200: A worthy upgrade

MediaTek have just announced the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 flagship SoC. The Dimensity 9200 is the successor to last year’s flagship, the Dimensity 9000 and 9000+.

The Dimensity 9200 is MediaTek’s flagship entry for the year 2023. It is MediaTek’s attempt to further cement their hold on the Flagship segment.

The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 is a next gen SoC with very impressive specs in its arsenal.

MediaTek Dimensity 9200 specs

  • Process: TSMC 5nm (N4P)
  • Architecture: ARMv9
  • Prime core: 1 x Cortex-X3 @ 3.0 Ghz
  • Performance cores: 3x Cortex-A715 @ 2.85GHz
  • Efficiency cores: 4x Cortex-A510 cores @ 1.8GHz
  • GPU: ARM Immortalis-G715
  • RAM: LPDDR5x (8533Mbps)
  • Storage: UFS 4.0
  • ISP: MediaTek Imagiq 790
  • Camera: Up to 320MP cameras
  • Video: Up to 8K
  • Connectivity: 5G Sub-6 GHz, mmWave, Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3
  • Display: 5K (2.5Kx2) @ 60Hz, WHQD @ 144Hz, 1080p @ 240Hz

MediaTek Dimensity 9200

MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Performance

The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 is the first SoC to spot ARM Cortex X3 CPUs. Another record that they have achieved. To see the full list of achievements, click here.

The D9200’s microarchitecture is a DynamIQ setup with 1 prime Cortex X3 to carry the heavy precessing loads. This prime core is supported by 3 big Cortex A715 CPUs. This should ensure that this SoC is future proof to tackle any task thrown at for the next 5 years at least. For light and casual tasks, the 4 small Cortex A510 will take care of them.


The GPU on board is the latest ARM Immortalis GPU which is a beast in its own right. This is ARM’s best GPU at the moment.


To help the the CPUs and GPU work, there’s a frightening quick LPDDR5x RAM on board here. This means that you can leave a lot of apps in the background and not worry about them closing up.

Architecture and build process

The D9200 was fabricated using TSMC’s N4P process. A lot of websites have incorrectly reported it as 4nm which is very wrong. You would think that they’d do their research. The N4P is an enhanced 5nm process.

The SoC is designed on the latest ARMv9 which is head and shoulders above the older ARMv8 generation.


The image signal processor here is the latest MediaTek Imagiq 790 triple ISP that supports 18-bit HDR data encoding. It will work alongside the latest AI module known as APU 5.0. Mediatek usually uses Da Vinci NPUs so this could be one of them as well.


Whilst MediaTek did not specify the supported camera resolution, I’ll peg it at 320MP. This is because the older Dimensity 9000 also supports up to 320MP. As for the video department, they are able to match the 4K HDR benchmark set by the other giants of the industry and can also do 8K video.


In the display department, this SoC is very underwhelming as it can support displays of 5K @ 60Hz, WHQD @ 144Hz, 1080p @ 240Hz.


THis SoC is 5G ready but also supports existing 4G networks. With most countries shutting down their 2G and 3G networks, I am guessing that 4G/5G connectivity are all an SoC needs. Mediatek did not name the modem that is on board, but I’ll take a guess and say it is the Mediatek Helio M70. In addition to these, it also supports Bluetooth 5.3 and WiFi 6.

Final take

The Dimensity 9200 has laid down the gauntlet and has set the standards for what what processing power should look like. It’s time for Qualcomm and Samsung to step up and be counted. 2023 looks like it’s going to be very interesting.

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