When buying a 2021 flagship phone, if the camera is very important to you, you can choose between the available options such as Galaxy S21 Ultra, Vivo X70 Pro, Oppo Find X3 Pro or Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. In addition to their very strong performance, these flagships also have many similarities in terms of camera; Because the camera of all the mentioned phones uses Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon (Snapdragon 888) processors.
Qualcomm is not the only manufacturer of flagship mobile chips, according to Gizmochana. In fact, MediaTek has also produced a number of flagship processors, including the Density 1200, Dymensity 1100 and the company’s new chip, the Diamondity 9000, which will be available for smartphones next year. But the question is, why do suppliers prefer Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors to MediaTek counterparts?
Vivo Chief Product Officer Han Buxiao told a news conference that, given his experience in the industry, smartphones with MediaTek processors do not capture lower quality images than phones with Snapdragon processors. He also announced that MediaTek is weaker than Snapdragon in terms of image signal processing (ISP) and camera support, ending in 2018 with the introduction of the Helio P70 chip.
For example, Vivo used MediaTek’s Helio P70 processor in the standard Vivo S1; The device was the first new series smartphone of this company, namely S series. After the introduction of this product, the S Vivo series is known for its features such as design and camera.
Han Buxiao also points out that the reason for the myth that MediaTek smartphones perform worse in the camera segment than their Snapdragon counterparts is the lack of research and development by the handset makers themselves. He pointed out that many phones equipped with MediaTek chips are not equipped with even the most important and fundamental factors affecting the quality of photography, including optical image stabilization (OIS). Utilizing optical image stabilization In addition to creating shake-free videos, it can also help capture higher quality images in low light conditions, as this feature will allow more colors to be captured in the scene at short exposures.
According to Han Buxiao, if smartphone companies use better hardware in products equipped with their MediaTek chips, and in addition increase research and development in this area, perhaps phones that use MediaTek processors, in terms of quality Photography and video perform even better than models with Snapdragon processors.
Vivo is one of the first smartphone makers to use MediaTek’s new 9000 Diamond chip in its next flagship model. The 9000 Density chip uses a fifth-generation six-core APU to process artificial intelligence to improve memory performance. In addition, the chip’s 18-bit image signal processor can record 4K HDR videos simultaneously with three cameras, and these devices with MediaTek 9000 dual-chip system-on-chip (SoC) can also support 320-megapixel cameras.