MediaTek Dimensity 9200 to feature a raytracing-capable ARM Immortalis-G715 GPU and debut alongside a Vivo X90 phone in December
It seems like MediaTek has torn a page out of Qualcomm/Samsung's playbook while naming their high-end mobile APs. A previous rumour stated that the Dimensity 9000's immediate successor would be called the Dimensity 9200 (contrary to the rumoured Dimensity 10,000 moniker). Weibo leaker WhyLab has now shed some more light on the SoC's specs, and it has the potential to blow the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 out of the water.
The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 will employ ARM's newest Cortex-X3 CPU core with a Cortex-A715. Unfortunately, there is no word about the rest of the cores or their cluster arrangement. It will probably follow the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2's footsteps and include a Cortex-A710 core to enable 32-bit app support on devices, which is essential for the Chinese market.
However, the real ace in the Dimensity 9200's hole will be its Arm Immortalis-G715 GPU. It supports hardware-level raytracing and is supposedly 15% faster and more power-efficient than its predecessor. Whether or not it can take on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2's "greatly improved" Adreno 740 GPU remains to be seen. Nonetheless, competition will be tight this time, as both SoCs will likely be manufactured on the same TSMC N4 nod, and not the N3 node as previously rumoured.
WhyLab adds that the Dimensity 9200 is expected to debut alongside a Vivo X90 smartphone. A previous rumour said that the Vivo X90 Pro+ could fight in the big leagues with the Galaxy S23 Ultra, OnePlus 11 and Xiaomi Pro with its impressive spec sheet, which, among other things, includes a 1-inch camera sensor and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. MediaTek's offering will probably power its next sibling, the Vivo X90 Pro. However, it would be supremely embarrassing for Vivo if its middle-of-the-pack offering outperforms its flagship-tier cousin.