Yesterday, OnePlus officially revealed the OnePlus Nord 2 through their forums. The teaser showing that this phone is being powered by the flagship-grade chipset Mediatek Dimensity 1200 AI, a custom-built processor made by OnePlus and Mediatek, made possible by the latter’s Dimensity Open Resource Initiative that allows enhancements of the chip. However, there is another phone that uses the Mediatek Dimensity 1200 (although the default one, not custom-built), the Realme GT Neo!
The OnePlus Nord 2 appeared on the website AI Benchmark. As a benchmarking app, it shows how powerful devices are determined by a score. Seen through the table above, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G configured here is in its highest, at 8GB RAM running Android 11. It massively topped the stock Dimensity 1200 chipset seen on the Realme GT Neo, the Realme GT Neo has the expected score of a phone using the chipset, at 155.8K AI Score, while the custom-built Dimensity 1200-AI is miles ahead, at 172.7K AI Score! Also what’s amazing about this chipset is that the phone just above it, literally above it, is the Galaxy S21. It didn’t beat it though, and the score is way ahead obviously. However, it managed to beat the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate with 18GB RAM, in AI performance. Meaning that this Nord 2 is ultimately built for amazing AI technology
Also, while LG is dead, there is still a listing for the LG V70 (surprise surprise) and that phone defeated the Galaxy S21 Ultra with Exynos 2200 in terms of AI performance.
Take note that this benchmark is not for raw performance but rather it determines and theorizes how good AI can be. The Mediatek Dimensity 1200-AI is the first chipset that uses Mediatek’s Open Resource Architecture Initiative. Seeing the scores above, this initiative seems successful. Who knows what other companies might be able to do with it!