MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC to bring 200MP camera to mid-range phones

MediaTek Dimensity 1080
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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.

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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.

MediaTek Dimensity 1080 - Specs

200MP Camera

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.