MediaTek's Dimensity 2000 is now slated to launch in 2022, based on Cortex X2 and A79 cores
MediaTek has announced a January 20, 2021 event at which it is expected the Dimensity 1200 SoC for upper-end smartphones will be unveiled. It is also projected to launch with at least 1 ARM Cortex-A78 core clocked at 3.0GHz, which is faster than that found in the Galaxy S21 series' Exynos 2100. However, a prominent leaker now claims that something potentially better is coming in 2022.
Digital Chat Station now asserts that the Dimensity 2000 - currently projected to be based on a 5nm architecture - will get the successor to the Cortex X1 core. This Snapdragon 888 selling point is clocked at 2.84GHz.
The X2 is now rumored to be joined by A79s. These possibly upcoming ARM Cortex cores may or may not be code-named Matterhorn at present and is thought to be more secure and powerful than many of its predecessors (then again, it might just be an incremental upgrade over the A78).
The Dimensity 2000's graphics solution may be the Mali-G79, according to Digital Chat Station, although not a lot is known about it at present. It is now said to launch in the first quarter of 2022, and will be taken up by OPPO and Vivo at the least.