MediaTek has unveiled its flagship mobile processor Dimensity 9300 using TSMC’s third-generation 4nm+ technology. The company claims that compared to last year’s Dimensity 9200 model significantly increased performance a in some key benchmarks, it matches the performance of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. Three flagship mobile system chips (including Google’s Tensor G3) have been launched in the past month, indicating healthy competition in the field of high-end mobile processors.

The Dimensity 9300 has an architecture that MediaTek calls all-big core architectureperformance oriented, with total eight cores (four ultra large cores and four large cores). In comparison, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 features one ultra-large Cortex-X4 core along with five large Cortex-A720 cores and two smaller Cortex-A520 cores.

Thanks to all this, Fr 15% higher performance than Dimensity 9200 at the same level of consumption, or 33% lower consumption at the same performance. Mediatek also reports AnTuTu score of 2,130,000+which roughly matches the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s AnTuTu score.

MediaTek also claims that the novelty has 46% better GPU performance compared to the previous processor at the same level of consumption and a higher frame rate than the competition in some gaming benchmarks. Compared to the Dimensity 9200 model, it also offers much higher performance in deep learning thanks to the new APU 790 AI processor.

It also offers features that improve computational photos and videos, support for always-on HDR at 4K 60p, real-time bokeh tracking at 4K 30fps, AI processing of RAW photos and videos, and support for the new Ultra HDR format in Android 14.

Although the above has yet to be confirmed by tests, it looks like a very good alternative to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and is likely to appear in a number of upcoming devices, possibly including the Vivo X100 and X100 Pro.