MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 1080 processor whits sits over the Dimensity 920 SoC. Although is a watered-down version of the MediaTek Dimensity 1050. That implies the new chipset is 5G-ready. The company says that it will start hitting in Q4 2022 to power the upcoming mid-range smartphones. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at the details of the latest processor.
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The Dimensity 1080 SoC is a 6nm octa-core chipset manufactured by TSMC. It features two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.6 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores at up to 2.0 GHz. Also, it is integrated with the Mali-G68 MC4 unit to control graphics. In terms of storage, it supports LPDDR5 RAM and two-lane UFS 3.1.
In addition, it includes MediaTek’s HyperEngine 3.0 networking engine as well. That means if your phone is dual SIM, it will allow users to play games on one 5G-enabled SIM and answer phone calls via the other.
Concerning cameras, the respective companies can deploy up to 200MP sensors with Dimensity 1080 SOC, that too with no shutter lag. The unit will support quad-camera concurrency and 4K HDR video recording.
For display, smartphones equipped with the new processor will feature a Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, the connectivity options will include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and dual 5G with dual standby.
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As mentioned, we can see the smartphones running on Dimensity 1080 chipset before this year ends. The Redmi Note 12 series is likely to be one of the first devices to do so. In that case, we can see the processor’s performance in November.