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Rumor | Dimensity 8000-powered phones are coming from Realme and Redmi

A Dimensity 8000 teaser. (Source: MediaTek)
A Dimensity 8000 teaser. (Source: MediaTek)
MediaTek has teased the Dimensity 8000 as what might be the more affordable alternative to the new top-end 9000 flagship chipset. So far, 2 prominent smartphone brands have allegedly signed up to use it in one of their 2022 devices. They are slated to be of the Realme GT Neo and Redmi K50 series.

MediaTek has reportedly previewed the Dimensity 8000 SoC in the process of unveiling its latest top-end mobile SoC, the 9000. It is slated to be an upgraded version of the 1100 that came before it, albeit one that can support a display with a refresh rate of up to 168Hz (so long as it is FHD+ in resolution), up-to-date LPDDR5 RAM and storage chips with UFS 3.1 speeds.

Accordingly, the 8000 could become the heart of quite a worthwhile 2022 smartphone. According to the prominent leaker Digital Chat Station, 2 of these are already in the works, in fact.

They are apparently to be released by Realme and Redmi , who did take the reportedly upcoming near-premium chipset's predecessor up this year in the Q3 Pro and the Note 10 Pro (or POCO X3 GT, in certain markets).

Despite this, both brands might switch product lines with respect to the 8000. Realme is now slated to succeed the GT Neo2 with a device powered by the new chipset, whereas one is now expected to join the K50 family as its vanilla variant.

On the other hand, there is no word on when exactly this "K50" or the "GT Neo3" might launch.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-12-18 (Update: 2021-12-18)