MediaTek first to release a 4nm chipset, already has orders from OEMs

Ro, 19 April 2021

According to two separate sources, MediaTek is going to be the first chip maker to release a 4nm chipset. Production is supposed to start either at the end of this year (Q4 2021) or at the beginning of 2022.

MediaTek first to relase a 4nm chipset, already has orders from OEMs

In fact, some major OEMs have already taken orders for MediaTek's high-end SoC. We are talking Oppo, Xiaomi, Samsung, and vivo. The downside is that MediaTek has secured the 4nm order from TSMC at a big cost - around $80 per unit compared to the current high-end 5nm chipsets that cost between $30 and $35.

A famous Chinese tipster claims that MediaTek's hardware will be able to challenge today's Snapdragon 800-series and also reduce power consumption considerably. It's all just rumors for now, of course and we will have to wait almost a year to see if MediaTek beats everyone to the finish line.

Source 1 | Source 2 (both in Chinese)


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  • Gowi

Exactly!

I meant that there's a 50% increase in wafer cost from N7 to N5, and I doubt that MT was giving a "high-end" design like the D1000 at 20 bucks+small profit to OEMs. N4 should be at least as expensive as N5 if not more.

  • Sr

It is so awesome

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