At the end of last year, MediaTek chips accounted for almost 50% of the market share of Android devices. Naturally, the company intends not only to maintain its position, but also to increase its presence. And in this it will be helped, first of all, by processors for mid-range devices. Today, the Dimensity 1050 and Dimensity 930 have joined their ranks.
The Dimensity 1050 is made using 6nm technology from TSMC and has eight processing cores, where two are high-performance Cortex-A78 with a peak frequency of 2.5 GHz and six Cortex-A55. The Mali-G610 MC3 video accelerator is responsible for graphics performance and the Imagiq 760 ISP image processor was offered.
The chipset offers MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 gaming technology, enabling lower latency connections with a new tri-band Wi-Fi module of 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz.
Also, Dimensity 1050 supports ultra-fast FullHD+ displays with a refresh rate of 144Hz, dual HDR video capture engine, noise reduction for quality photos in low light, Wi-Fi 6E, LPDDR5 RAM and permanent UFS 3.1, 108 MP camera.
Dimensity 1050 and 930: MediaTek wants to dominate affordable 5G processors
Particular emphasis is on support for fifth-generation mmWave 5G networks. The chipmaker claims this is the first chip in MediaTek’s portfolio to support millimeter-wave 5G spectrum in the n257, n258, n260, and n261 bands. The company claims that the modem is not inferior to similar solutions from Qualcomm in terms of peak transmission, and even surpasses solutions from a competitor in terms of typical data transfer and power consumption.
In addition, the Dimensity 930, like the Dimensity 1050, is using the 6nm technology; and offers similar cores arranged in a 2 + 6 pattern. But unlike the older brother, the peak frequency of the Cortex-A78 cores is 2.2 GHz. The graphics chip is the IMG BXM-8-256.
Installing Dimensity 930 will allow smartphones to offer LPDDR5, LPDDR4X RAM and built-in UFS 3.1, displays; with a resolution of 2520×1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a 108 MP camera; support for Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 5, as well as HyperEngine 3.0 Lite gaming technology. Among the main features of the chip, the manufacturer highlights support for 5G. Dimensity 930 enables 5G smartphones to download data faster and stay connected regardless of location with 2CC-CA; including FDD + TDD mixed duplex for faster speeds and greater coverage.
Also, smartphones based on Dimensity 930 will be available in the second quarter of 2022; and models based on Dimensity 1050 will hit the market in the third quarter of this year. However, we will get more details in this regard in the upcoming weeks.