Since November last year, MediaTek has been busy releasing a series of high quality 5G chipsets. Now in the upcoming year, it has plans to introduce a new high-performance chipset that will be based on the architecture of 6nm. This new chip, codenamed MT689X, will in turn have an architecture very close to that of the Exynos 1080.
The news comes courtesy of a famous Chinese leakster, Digital Chat Station. The source tells us that the frequency and architecture of the CPU is exactly the same as that of the Exynos 1080, while a more powerful Mali G77 will be the GPU.
Where it gets very interesting are the benchmark ratings. On the Antutu Benchmark, which is likely to be better than the present Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, the MT98X chipset apparently scored more than 600,000 points.
Smartphones hosting the MT689X chipset will sell for about 2,000 yuan (approx. PKR 48,000), according to Digital Chat Station. The first of these phones is not still known to be launched by the smartphone maker, but Xiaomi and realm seem to be the most likely to be among the frontrunners here.
When it comes to allowing reasonable smartphones, MediaTek has a strong track record. Smartphones that used their 5G chipset from the Dimensity Series last year were among the cheapest 5 G handsets available.