MediaTek recently unveiled its flagship processor for the upcoming Android smartphones, Dimensity 9300. The company claims it to be highly equipped with the latest features and advanced AI capabilities. The tagline “all big core processor” declares that the newly launched chip has an emphasis on enhanced performance. Similarly, Qualcomm has introduced its flagship processor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, later in the previous month. The processor is enabled to perform on-device generative AI tasks in future Android smartphones.
The MediaTek Dimensity 9300 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 are both high-end mobile processors designed for flagship smartphones. Here's a comparison of the key features of both processors:
The Dimensity 9300 features an octa-core CPU with a combination of 1x 3.25GHz (Cortex-X4), 3x 2.85GHz (Cortex-X4), and 4x 2GHz (Cortex-A720) cores, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 features an almost similar octa-core CPU with a mix of 1x 3.3GHz (Cortex-X4), 3x 3.2GHz (Cortex-A720), 2x 3GHz (Cortex-A720), and 2x 2.3GHz (Cortex-A520 Refresh) cores. Both processors offer excellent performance for demanding tasks such as gaming, multitasking, and on top of that, they both have arrived with powerful CPU cores.
The Dimensity 9300 comes with an Arm Immortalis-G720 MC12 GPU, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 features an Adreno 750 GPU. Both GPUs offer impressive graphics performance for gaming and multimedia content.
Both processors come with integrated 5G modems, offering support for sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks. The Dimensity 9300 supports dual 5G SIM, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 supports Qualcomm's 5G modem-RF system for enhanced connectivity.
The Dimensity 9300 features a dedicated AI processing unit for advanced AI tasks such as APU 790, supports a reported 45% less power consumption and 2x performance enhancement. The chip also brings support for LLMs with up to seven billion parameters running at 20 tokens per second, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 comes with a 6th-generation Qualcomm AI Engine for the latest AI processing. Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s Hexagon NPU supports 98% improved performance and a 40% efficiency boost from its previous model. The chip offers LLMs with over 10 billion parameters, running at 15 tokens/second.
Both processors offer support for high-resolution camera sensors and advanced camera features such as multi-frame noise reduction, AI-enhanced imaging, and 4K video recording.
As of now, every feature seems exciting; however, we can be certain about what these processors can deliver only after using them in the upcoming smartphones. Overall, both the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 are powerful processors that offer excellent performance, 5G connectivity, and advanced features for flagship smartphones. The choice between the two may come down to specific device and user requirements, as well as the overall implementation by the smartphone manufacturer.