The MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G smartphone chip will be available on Thursday and the company hopes it will be used in premium-priced Android smartphones, the market currently dominated by Qualcomm.
The Taiwan-based company has announced that the new Dimensity 9000 chip will be the first in the world to use a manufacturing partner. Taiwan TSMC “N4” chip manufacturing process. This allows the chip to be smaller and faster. MediaTek He also said it would be the first smartphone chip with a powerful new computing core. arm It is called Cortex X2.
together Qualcomm When Samsung Electronics, MediaTek is one of only three companies in the world that manufactures 5G smartphone chips. Fourth major player- HuaweiHe also made his own phone, but was kicked out of the market by US sanctions.
Huawei’s withdrawal began scrambling by Android smartphone makers, gaining vacant market share for Chinese brands. MediaTek already counts many of its market share candidates. Xiaomi, Oppo, When Vivo As a customer, many of these brands use MediaTek for low-tier and mid-tier devices and rely on Qualcomm for high-end models.
David Ku, Chief Financial Officer of MediaTek, said the 9000 chip is the first in a series of chips aimed at convincing customers to use MediaTek on their flagship devices.
“It takes a very strong army to march into this segment,” Kuu told Reuters. “One product is not enough. This is our starting point.”
MediaTek said it made $ 10 billion in revenue for the first time last year, and Ku expects to make $ 17 billion this year. He said 4G smartphone chips can be sold for $ 10 (about 740 rupees), but 5G chips can sell for $ 30 (about 2,230 rupees) to even $ 50 (about 3,710 rupees).
“With the move from 4G to 5G, the biggest driver is actually much higher (average selling price),” Ku said.
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