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Benchmarked MediaTek Dimensity 820 in upcoming Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro doesn't stop for the Snapdragon 765G and snaps at the heels of the Kirin 980

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is expected to feature a MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC. (Image source: TENAA)
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is expected to feature a MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC. (Image source: TENAA)
A likely MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC has been spotted on Geekbench in what are believed to be the upcoming Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro smartphones. The midrange processor scored highly enough to easily surpass the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G we have tested and even managed to close in on the aging high-end HiSilicon Kirin 980.
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The MediaTek Dimensity series is starting to look more and more like becoming a big player in the smartphone SoC world. An ARM MT6875 processor has been seen going through its paces on Geekbench 5.1, specifically as part of devices with the model names Xiaomi M2004J7AC (codename “atom”) and Xiaomi M2004J7BC (codename “bomb”). These two devices are expected to be the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro, respectively.

As for the ARM MT6875 processor, it is widely believed this will shortly be revealed as the new midrange MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC, which has the edge over the current Dimensity 800 by having a rumored clock rate of up to 2.60 GHz. The Geekbench 5.1 records have the octa-core processor measured at a base frequency of 2.00 GHz, so perhaps more can be expected from it in future. However, the single-core scores for the "bomb" sample were generally around the mid-640s while the multi-core scores for the same model were generally between the 2,500s and 2,600s with some outliers.

These scores put the possible Dimensity 820 at a much higher performance level than the popular midrange Snapdragon 765G we have had in our tests (see table below). The scores recorded by the ARM MT6875 actually aren’t too far off the HiSilicon Kirin 980, which is an octa-core processor with a 2-core performance cluster that can reach 2.6 GHz. The Kirin 980 samples we have tested in the past have shown an advantage in the single-core results, but the multi-core results are on par with or even behind the new MediaTek processor in the Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro.

MediaTek Dimensity 820 (ARM MT6875) Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G HiSilicon Kirin 980 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Example smartphones Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro Redmi K30, OPPO Reno3 Pro Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9, Google Pixel 4
Geekbench 5.1 single 646 points
("bomb" sample)
582 points (median)
595 points (max.)
707 points (median)
708 points (max.)
744 points (median)
751 points (max.)
Geekbench 5.1 multi 2,634 points
("bomb" sample)
1,598 points (median)
1,676 points (max.)
2,558 points (median)
2,563 points (max.)
2,694 points (median)
2,856 points (max.)
"Atom" sample. (Image source: Geekbench via @xiaomishka)
"Atom" sample. (Image source: Geekbench via @xiaomishka)
"Bomb" sample. (Image source: Geekbench via @xiaomishka)
"Bomb" sample. (Image source: Geekbench via @xiaomishka)
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Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2329 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05-16 (Update: 2020-05-16)