Earlier in November, MediaTek teased the possibility of a new 6nm chipset at the MediaTek summit. MediaTek didn’t name the chipset but hinted that a new premium 5G processor could be in the works and be announced soon. According to the recent reports, that chipset could be the MT6893, a competitor to Dimensity 1000+ and Snapdragon 865.
The Taiwan-based company has been working on a premium processor that works at 3.0GHz and features Cortex-A78 cores. A reliable Chinese tipster shared the possible specs of the unannounced MT6893 SoC. The MT6893 has also been spotted on the GeekBench listings, which only means the chipset could be launching soon.
The GeekBench listing reveals the scores for MT6893
A recent report on Weibo revealed the GeekBench runs that hinted the MT6893 SoC isn’t just powerful but it is also an all-rounder in the CPU department. It is superior to Dimensity 1000+ (seen in the Redmi K20 Ultra) and Snapdragon 865 (used in OnePlus 8). While the GeekBench scores are just a part of the performance equation and aren’t the best depiction of real-world performance, they do give a better insight into the MT6893 being a powerful SoC.
The GeekBench scores revealed that in the single-core test it scored 4108 while in the multi-core test it got 11,204. The scores were taken on a testing device equipped with 8GB of RAM and the latest Android 11 OS. Moreover, the base frequency of the chipset was mentioned as 2.0GHz.
Rumors and speculation surrounding the MT6893
The MT6893 could feature – one primary Cortex-A78 core at 3.0GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6GHz, and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0GHz. Moreover, it may come with the Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. There are even rumors floating around that the chipset could come in two variants.
There is no other information available on MT6893 including memory controller details or anything on DSP. However, there are leaks that point out it might improve upon UFS 2.0 storage and LPDDR4X RAM by offering UFS 3.0 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. Though nothing can be said as of today.
The MT6893 could be launched officially by MediaTek before the end of 2020. However, there is little chance it will appear in a smartphone this year. MediaTek is also working on the MT6891, another chipset that could be set to launch alongside MT6893 in the coming weeks.