Mediatek Launches Dimensity Line of 5G Chips

The Dimensity 1000 is the first chip in the lineup

Not long after it has announced its partnership with Intel, MediaTek debuts the Dimensity as its line of 5G chips, with the Dimensity 1000 being its first chip in the line. Manufactured through a 7nm process, the Dimensity 1000 comes with four Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.6Ghz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0Ghz. As a processor + 5G modem solution, the Dimensity 1000 supports 5G two carrier aggregation—the first chip ever to do so.

In addition, it supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G frequencies, along with sub-6Ghz frequencies, where it is capable of up to 4.7 Gbps download speeds and up to 2.5 Gbps upload speeds.

On the imaging side, the Dimensity 1000’s 5-core ISP can shoot 80-megapixel photos at up to 24 shots per second, and supports up to a 32-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual camera combo. For videos, it can shoot 4K at 60FPS and supports Multi-frame video HDR—another first for a mobile chip.

For performance, MediaTek claims that the Dimensity 1000 can go against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+. The chip scored over 490,000 in AnTutu, which is higher than the score of the Snapdragon 855+.

MediaTek expects the chips to be available in the US by second quarter of 2020.


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