MediaTek has introduced the new Dimensity 1080 chipset to underpin its portfolio of mobile solutions with 5G support.
It is a SoC manufactured in 6 nanometer processes that includes a ARM octa-core CPU (two Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores at 2 GHz). It is compatible with both LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 RAM, for UFS 2.1 and UFS 3.1 storage systems and supports FHD+ screens with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz.
If in process performance the improvements are few compared to the Dimensity 1050 presented at Computex, the Chinese manufacturer points to a better camera system support, with new features needed to capture high-quality photos and videos. In addition, the chipset integrates a new hardware-accelerated HDR video recording engine to process resolutions up to 4K.
The same can be said of its connectivity. It is the second development of this series with support for mmWave 5G networks. It features 4CC carrier aggregation and download speeds approaching 5 Gbps. It is compatible with the latest wireless connectivity standards, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.
This SoC maintains the Artificial Processing Unit (APU) of its predecessor and also the integrated Mali-G610 MC3 graphics. Certainly, it is a mere evolution of the 1050, but it is always important that MediaTek continues to improve since it is the maximum and -almost unique- competition to Qualcomm in mobile chipsets for third parties in an era in which the giants of the sector such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei or Google itself, are committed to their own solutions.
The company expects its partners to sell phones or tablets with this Dimensity 1080 during this quarter. To say that the manufacturer has a complete catalog to cover all market ranges up to the top of the Dimensity 9000 range.