MediaTek teases a January 20th announcement for a flagship 6nm chip
MediaTek’s 6nm chip, the MT689X, will feature the Mali G-77 GPU. ARM’s high performance Cortex-A78 core will also be included. And based on an Antutu benchmark test, the new chip will be similar in performance to Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line 2020 chip, the Snapdragon 865+. The new 6nm chip is expected to be employed in smartphones that are priced in the neighborhood of $300.
The fact that the chip designer’s components find favor with manufacturers producing lower priced devices is one of the reasons why MediaTek’s Dimensity line has been so successful. In the middle of a global pandemic that has destroyed consumers’ finances, many are settling for lower priced handsets and tablets, especially in developing countries.