Qualcomm is more or less the default chipset of choice for the majority of Android handsets out there, but it does not necessarily mean that they are the best. In fact, in recent times we’re starting to see other chipset makers catch up to Qualcomm, and MediaTek could be one of them.
Recent AnTuTu benchmarks have shown that MediaTek’s MT6893 chipset has managed to edge out Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset in terms of overall score, 622,409 versus 611,419. The benchmarks show that the MT6893 beating out the Snapdragon 865 in terms of GPU and memory performance, although it does appear to lag behind slightly in terms of CPU, although not exactly by much.
That being said, we should note that the Snapdragon 865 will soon be retired because going into 2021, we expect to see the Snapdragon 875 that should offer up better performance gains, so it’s not exactly a fair comparison here, but it’s still important anyway.
For starters, companies looking to reduce their reliance on Qualcomm and their technologies will now have an alternative chipset maker to look to. Also, it is important for companies like Huawei who might have to put future developments of its Kirin chipset on hold due to US sanctions placed against the company.
We have heard rumors that they could turn to MediaTek as a possible supplier, and if these benchmarks are accurate, it could offer up similar-ish performance and could be a good alternative while things are being sorted out.