MediaTek has been dominating the budget and mid-range smartphone silicone landscape for a while now. Its Dimensity 920 SoC was seen on phones like the Realme 9 Pro Plus, Narzo 50 Pro, and Xiaomi 11i. Now, the company has unveiled its successor, the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 with improved performance, efficiency, and camera capabilities.
MediaTek Dimensity 1080 Overview:
The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 is a 5G-ready midrange processor made for affordable mid-range Android smartphones. It is built on top of TSMC‘s 6nm manufacturing process and offers quite a few improvements over last year’s Dimensity 920. The CPU has an octa-core configuration with two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.6GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2GHz.
The GPU here is the same Mali-G68 MC4. Thus, we might not see significant improvements in terms of pure performance metrics. Likewise, the Dimensity 1080 does not have new gaming-specific features and still uses HyperEngine 3.0. That aside, it supports LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage.
While the performance boost seems minimal, major changes come in the camera department. MediaTek Dimensity 1080 can now handle up to a single 200MP sensor, up from 108MP. Moreso, it can take hardware accelerated 4K HDR videos.
Rest of the Specs
The chipset supports Full HD+ displays with refresh rates of up to 120Hz. Moreover, it uses the same AI Processing Unit (APU) as the 920. Here we see support for sub-6GHz 5G network, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2 as well.
MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC Specifications:
- Process: TSMC 6nm process
- Core Architecture: 2x 2.6GHz Cortex-A78 + 6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
- GPU: Arm Mali-G68 MC4
- AI: MediaTek APU 3.0
- Memory Support: LPDDR5, LPDDR4X
- Max Camera: 200MP single camera
- Display Support: 120Hz Full HD+
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
MediaTek Dimensity 1080 Launch and Availability
According to MediaTek, phones with Dimensity 1080 will be available in the market by the fourth quarter of 2022.
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.