Reputable leakster Digital Chat Station recently dropped an interesting bit of info on two upcoming phones – the Realme GT Neo3 and the Xiaomi Redmi K50. Both will, apparently, be using MediaTek’s Dimensity 8000 chipset. The Dimensity 8000 is yet to be announced and was recently teased by the company as sort of an affordable step-down from the eagerly-anticipated and already official Dimensity 9000 flagship.
We still don’t have all of the details on the Dimensity 8000, but as far as we know, it will be manufactured on TSMC’s 5nm process, instead of the 4nm cutting-edge node of the Dimensity 9000, but a step up from the 6nm process on the Dimensity 1000 series of chips. The Dimensity 800 is also expected to skip on the new ARM Cortex-A710 and A510 designs and stick with older ARMv8 ones – four Cortex-A78 (2.75 GHz) and four A55 (2.0 GHz) CPU cores, though coupled with a new Mali-G510 MC6 GPU, said to be twice as fast and 22% more efficient than its predecessor. The Dimensity 8000 is expected to offer FullHD+ at up to 168Hz and QHD+ at 120Hz display support, LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage.
It hardly comes as a surprise that the Realme GT Neo3 and the Xiaomi Redmi K50 will be going up against one another with similar specs sheets. At least in some of their variants, that is, since this is currently the case with the vanilla Redmi K40 the Realme GT Neo2, both rocking a Snapdragon 870 chipset, as well as a slew of other very close similarities. The Realme GT Neo2 is still a relatively new device that debuted in China in late September and only made its way to Europe last month, whereas the Redmi K40 has been around for a bit longer, since March and a bit later in Europe as the Xiaomi Poco F3. We can thus expect their successors to also potentially arrive a few months apart.
It is also interesting to note that Xiaomi VP and General Manager of Redmi Lu Weibing already confirmed that the flagship Dimensity 9000 chip will also be coming to the Redmi K50 line as well. That will probably be reserved for the K50 Gaming edition, though. As for Oppo, we expect to see the Dimensity 9000 appear on the vanilla Find X4, with the Find X4 Pro likely rocking Qualcomm’s competing Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.