MediaTek launches flagship Dimensity 1200 and 1100 SoC to take on Qualcomm and Samsung

MediaTek – Taking Lead

In the field of chipsets, Qualcomm and Samsung have been the key names for whose announcement tech enthusiasts look for. MediaTek has not been named for such a chipset breakthrough. But this has come to an end as the Taiwanese company is now committed to competing at the high-end with its Dimensity mobile platform. 

MediaTek – Top in Market

And there was a breakthrough as MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm as the biggest mobile chip vendor in the world in terms of market share as the company already has over 100 million MediaTek-powered phones. These chipsets are used for mid-range budget devices while the crown of the largest 5G chipset vendor is owned by Qualcomm. 

This sudden surge was an approach taken by MediaTek last year where they launched a high-end mobile platform that integrated 5G connectivity. They also found out that low-end and mid-range price points were being looked at by Qualcomm for 5G adoption. The platform created supported enough CPU and GPU performance which was Dimensity 1000+ to power Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Honor, and Realme being the mid-range and high-end smartphones. 

MediaTek Chipset

Dimensity Chipsets

Pair of new chipsets were released by MediaTek namely – Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100. These new chipsets are slightly improved from the predecessors Dimensity 1000 and 1000+ as rather than using a 7nm process, they are built under TSMC’s advanced 6nm process node. 

A high-performance Arm Cortex-A78 core, a tri-cluster is the change in the architecture running at 2.6 GHz (3GHz for Dimensity 1200), 3 Cortex-A78 cores clocked up to 2.6GHz, and 4 low-power Cortex-A55 cores at 2GHz. Arm Mali-G77 is being used as GPU at both chipsets similar to the previous version. The performance of the CPU is 20% higher with 25% less power usage. Display Refresh Rates of up to 168 Hz at 1080p and 144 Hz for Dimensity 1200 and 1100 respectively. Sub-6 GHz bands are the integrated 5G modems supported by chipset but it is the fastest of its kind as stated by MediaTek. 

Difficult to Justify

This will be hard to debate in reality, as Ericsson gauges 5G coverage is generally unassuming and will remain so until 2025. Other eminent highlights incorporate support for up to 200-megapixel camera sensors, 4K HDR video capture, and hardware-accelerated AV1 video decode. The first smart-phones to include the new Dimensity 1200 and 1100 chipsets are required to come from Realme in the first half of this current year.



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