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MediaTek Dimensity 1080 is a 5G chipset for affordable $300 smartphones

    One of the best chip makers, the Taiwanese’s MediaTek officially releases its latest processor for mobile Smartphones, the Dimensity 1080 chipset. It brings better CPU performance, upgraded features to the camera, and other in-built software.

    Well, the Dimensity 1080 chipset is a mid-tier chipset, not more like the top-end processor, but more like a souped-up version of its predecessor – Dimensity 920. However, one of the significant upgrades is the camera, and software, including other slight changes.

    For starters, it’s a 5G chipset, which is the sub-6GHz 5G network, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. It is built on the same TSMC 6nm process and brings two Cortex-A78 performance cores clocked at 2.6GHz, which is up from the Dimensity 920’s 2.5GHz.

    While the Dimensity 1080 is slightly bigger than the Dimensity 920, it bring identical specifications to the last year’s Dimensity 1100 processor. However, the Mali-G68 GPU remains unchanged, and there are four Arm Cortex-A55 efficiency cores clocked at 2GHz.

    MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset

    Alongside, it has MediaTek’s HyperEngine 3.0 gaming enhancements for speedy performance and seamless connectivity, which allows users to play games on one 5G-enabled SIM and attend to phone calls via the other along with the chipset’s integrated AI processing unit 3.0 (APU 3.0) for optimal power efficiency.

    The new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset is not only faster but also better at the 200MP camera sensor with the Imagiq ISP, which is incomparable to the predecessor’s 108MP. There’s mention of hardware-accelerated HDR video at up to 4K resolution, but this isn’t new to 1080.

    Aside from the camera, and a slight change to the CPU performance, the display remains stuck at 2520 x 1080 (Full HD+) at 21:9 120Hz display, and LPDDR5 memory and two-lane UFS 3.1 storage are also supported.

    MediaTek mentioned that Smartphone to be powered by the Dimensity 1080 will ship out by Q4 2022. Considering the specifications and features, the new chipset will power affordable $300 phones, issuing faster CPU, even for gamers, and a better camera.