MediaTek has announced a new mid-tier chipset. The Dimensity 1080 outperforms its predecessor, the Dimensity 920, in terms of performance, efficiency, and camera compatibility.
The camera capabilities of the chip have seen the most dramatic upgrades. With the Imagiq ISP, the new Dimensity 1080 can handle picture data from sensors up to 200MP (formerly 108MP). Dimensity 1080 mentions hardware-accelerated HDR video at up to 4K quality, but this isn’t new.
MediaTek Dimensity 1080
The Dimensity 1080 features an updated octa-core CPU with two Arm Cortex-A78 CPU cores functioning at up to 2.6GHz, as well as an Arm Mali-G68 GPU, providing speedier performance whether users are gaming, streaming, or surfing. The chipset’s 6nm architecture offers a slew of power-saving improvements that result in increased battery life.
The Dimensity 1080 has a 200MP primary camera and MediaTek’s Imagiq image signal processor (ISP), thus it has all the newest camera features that customers need to shoot ultra high-quality images and movies. Furthermore, the chipset incorporates a hardware-accelerated HDR video recording engine capable of processing up to 4K resolution, providing improved video capture quality in all lighting circumstances to the streamer generation.
Gamers may take full advantage of the HyperEngine 3.0 gaming advancements on the Dimensity 1080 for faster performance and smoother connection, as well as the chipset’s integrated AI processing unit 3.0 (APU 3.0) for maximum power efficiency. Furthermore, the Dimensity 1080 supports sub-6GHz 5G networks as well as Wi-Fi 6, allowing gamers to enjoy continuous, smooth gaming wherever they go.
While the Dimensity 1080 improves on its predecessor in various ways, both chipsets share parts of the same hardware and software to assist manufacturers to reduce time to market.
Devices powered by the Dimensity 1080 will be on the market by the 4th quarter of 2022.