MediaTek already became the number one chipset supplier for Android phones sold during Q4 2021 period in the US. Today, the Taiwanese based chipset maker announced its refreshed mid-tier chipset, called the Dimensity 1080. It is the successor to the Dimensity 920 SoC, which debuted last year.
The Deimensity 1080 octa-core chip is based on 6nm process and it features two ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores ticking at up to 2.6GHz (up from 2.5GHz) and six ARM-Cortex A55 cores working at up to 2GHz. This chipset is specifically made for mid range 5G smartphones and it is coupled with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The Dimensity 1080 comes with improved performance, better efficiency, and beefed-up camera capabilities compared to its predecessor.
The new Dimensity 1080 is capable of handling image data from sensors up to 200MP (before it was 108MP) with the Imagiq ISP. There’s hardware-accelerated for HDR video at up to 4K resolution and it it carries supports for quad-camera computing. It has the same HyperEngine 3.0 just like the 920, while it still supports sub-6GHz 5G networks, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual 5G with dual standby, and it has the same AI Processing Unit (APU).
MediaTek Dimensity 1080 Chipset Full Specifications
MediaTek Dimensity 1080
2x Arm Cortex-A78 up to 2.6GHz
6x Arm Cortex-A55 up to 2.0GHz
TSSNM N6 (6nm)
Arm Mali-G68 MC4
MediaTek Intelligent Refresh Rate
Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) (a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Up to LPDDR5 RAM
Up to UFS 3.1 2-lane
True Dual 5G SIM (5G SA + 5G SA) modes;
This chipset has support for LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.2 storage. The future phones that launch with Dimensity 1080 can have 120Hz Full HD+ screens, and it seems Redmi Note 12 series will be one of the first phones to be offered with this chipset
MediaTek says we can expect the Dimensity 1080 to make its way to smartphones as soon as Q4 of this year. The Note 12 series is supposed to unveiled in China in November.