MediaTek have just updated it 5G lined with a new mid-range performer model dubbed Dimensity 1080. Judging by the the number, one would expect this new CPU to be better than the Dimensity 1050 that has been announced earlier. But that is totally not the case. The SoC looks like an upgraded version of the Dimensity 920 CPU, than it is to the 1050 variants.
Starting with the CPU, the Dimensity 1080 features a dual-cluster configuration with two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0GHz. It is based on TSMC’s 6nm process node and backed by Mali G68 MP4 GPU.
MediaTek said that Dimensity 1080-powered smartphone will begin hitting shelves beinging from Q4 2022. The Chipset has MediaTek’s HyperEngine 3.0 networking engine which lets users play games on one 5G-enabled SIM and attend to phone calls via the other. LPDDR5 memory and two-lane UFS 3.1 storage are also supported.
The Dimensity 1080 can can capture 4K HDR footage with a max sensor of up to 200-megapixels. As for the display, it will power smartphones with FHD+ screen with up to 21:9 aspect ratio, and up to 120Hz refresh.
Connectivity options include SA/NSA sub-6GHz 5G networks, 2CC-career aggregation, Wi-Fi 6, and the Bluetooth 5.2. It also supports GPS L1CA+L5 / BeiDou B1I+ B2a / Glonass L1OF / Galileo E1 + E5a / QZSS L1CA+ L5 / NavIC, and MediaTek’s third-generation AI processing unit (APU) is included as well. With the this new Dimensity 1080 SoC, we may see more mid-range smartphones with 200-megapixel camera soon, the like the one used on the latest Infinix Zero Ultra.