Rumor | MediaTek's mid-range chipsets will upgrade to 5nm in 2022
The latest rumors on MediaTek's plans for 2022 revolve around the prospect of a potentially significant leap in its next-gen mobile flagship processor's specs compared to the existing Dimensity 1200 SoC. The Snapdragon 888 rival (on paper, in any case) is based on a 6nm process; however, its successor that is promised, the 2000, is touted to go directly to 4nm on its launch.
Should this be the case, it would obviously make the SoC a truly top-end product. Such leaks invite speculation as to what the OEM will do with its other, lower tiers of products, not to mention any 5nm silicon that might also be available to it. Now, the prolific tipster Digital Chat Station claims to shed light on both topics by linking the two.
This claim implies that immediate successors for the 1200 and its even more sub-flagship sibling the 1100 might upgrade to 5nm in 2022. They will allegedly be sourced from MediaTek's typical foundry partner TSMC, and may be aimed squarely at counterparts from Samsung that are also to be released in about a year from now, even though those rivals may be 4nm themselves.