MediaTek has announced Dimensity, the “world's most advanced 5G chipset family”. Among its offerings will be Dimensity 1000, a 7nm 4.7 Gbps download smartphone chip that's capable of dual 5G connections.
It's promising the most efficient chip on the market, with four ARM Cortex-A77 cores at up to 2.6 GHz and 4 Cortex-A55's at 2 GHz. It'll also be the first chipset with the Arm Mali-G77 GPU, which it says will “enable seamless streaming and gaming at 5G speeds”.
The G77 supports up to 120Hz at 1080p and 90Hz 2K+, as well as Google's AV1 format video at up to 40K 60fps.
Here are the other features of the chip:
- “World's First Dual 5G SIM: With the world's first dual 5G SIM technology, in addition to support for services such as Voice over New Radio (VoNR).
- Seamless Handover: With 5G carrier aggregation, the chipset posts higher average speeds and performs a seamless handover between two connection areas (high speed layer and coverage layer) for seamless high speed connections when users are on the go.
- Unparalleled Imaging: With the world's first five-core image signal processor (ISP) combined with MediaTek's Imagiq+ technology, Dimensity 1000 provides a truly extraordinary camera and video experience. The chipset supports 80MP cameras sensors at 24 frames per second and a range of multi-camera options such as 32+16MP dual cameras.
- Powerful APU Camera & Video Support: The APU supports advanced AI-camera enhancements for autofocus, auto exposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, high-dynamic-range (HDR) and facial detection, along with the world's first multi-frame video HDR capability.”
The SoC's ability to pack all of these features into a small area should give OEMs more space for batteries or camera sensors. Beyond the smartphone space, the Dimensity line is expected to come to laptops in 2021 via OEMs and an Intel partnership. In combination with Intel processors, Dimensity 5G chips will offer an always-connected alternative that isn't tied to ARM's middling performance or app ecosystem issues.
You can read more about the line in MediaTek's press release.