MediaTek Dimensity 9300 chip could unlock lower-cost next-gen flagship smartphone cameras

An image of the MediaTek 9300 chipset
(Image credit: Basil Kronfli)

MediaTek has announced its 2023/24 flagship smartphone chip – the Dimensity 9300 – and while this might sound like it has nothing to do with imaging, it's actually a crystal ball into what next year's mobile cameras look set to offer.

Before diving into the Dimensity 9300, a quick primer on why photography fans should care about their chips. Just like dedicated cameras, a camera phone's capabilities are unlocked (at least initially) by the ISP, the image signal processor. If you want a smartphone that can play ball with 8K video capture or 200MP resolution photos, it really helps if that's supported at a chipset level.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.