MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ announced with support for 10 bit 120Hz displays and ‘5G’

MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
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MediaTek just announced its ‘new’ Dimensity 6100+ processor with support for 120Hz displays, AI cameras, and 5G. Let’s take a quick glance at MediaTek’s latest midrange processor and what it has to offer.

MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ Overview:

The Dimenisty 6100+ is a 6nm octa-core processor with 2 Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 6 Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. From the looks of it, the Dimensity 6100+ is basically the Dimensity 810 SoC with improved 5G and 108MP camera support.

In their press release, MediaTek mentioned Dimensity 6100+ SoC to deliver ‘premium’ features at an accessible price point. These features include “exceptional power efficiency, vivid displays, high frame rates, AI-powered camera technologies, leading low power consumption, and reliable Sub-6 5G connectivity.”

MediaTek talked about the chip’s support for 10-bit 90Hz or 120 Hz displays, up to 108MP ‘AI-powered cameras’ with 2K 30fps video, and “AI bokeh”. Furthermore, Dimensity 6100+ integrates an enhanced 5G modem which ‘significantly’ reduces power consumption thanks to UltraSave 3.0+ technology.

One thing to note is that though the chip supports ‘5G’, it doesn’t support mm wave so what you’re getting is support for Sub-6 5G. That means faster speeds than 4G LTE networks but not as fast as mmWave 5G. Even so, MediaTek claims 10-30 % greater power efficiency in Sub 6 5G  compared to “competitors”.

“As developing markets continue rolling out 5G networks at a rapid pace and operators in developed markets work to finish transitioning consumers from 4G LTE to 5G, there has never been a more vital need for chipsets that cater to the growing number of mainstream mobile devices that feature next-generation connectivity,” -CH Chen (MediaTek)

MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ Specifications:

  • Process: TSMC 6nm (N6)
  • CPU: Octa-core
    – 2x Cortex-A76 (@2.2 GHz)
    – 6x Cortex-A55 (@2.0 GHz)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • Display: Supports up to 120Hz 10-bit display
  • Storage: Supports LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage
  • Connectivity: WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Camera: Up to 108MP Non-ZSL camera , Up to 2K 30fps video

When is it coming?

We can expect phones to start shipping with the MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset by Q3 of 2023. These will mostly be budget-midrange Sub 6GHz 5G capable devices that offer decent performance at an affordable price.

  • Meanwhile, check out our comparison between flagship chipsets for 2023.