While Snapdragon and Exynos processors were able to get ahead of MediaTek in terms of 5G chip, but MediaTek now has come back strongly. Everyone has been waiting for a flagship chipset from MediaTek and finally we have the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G. This will go up against the likes of the Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990. This is based on 7nm technology, a first from MediaTek. This makes power-efficient and powerful, as a mobile processor can be. Now, let’s talk about the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 phones that will arrive in 2021. Also, we have discussed the best features of the world’s most capable MediaTek 5G Chip.
MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC Brings 5G to Everyone
In the Dimensity 1000, MediaTek went with an architecture called the little-big architecture to form the CPU with eight cores in total. This includes four high-performance Cortex A77 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz, and four power-efficient cores all clocked at 2.2 GHz. Moving on to the GPU, we have the latest Mali-G77 MP9, which can easily run any graphics-intensive game with ease.
We have five cores to handle APU related tasks, and the company claims that these five APU setups can perform 4.5 TOPs computational tasks. This five core setup consists of two high-performance cores, two medium performance cores and one efficient core. As per the task at hand, all these cores will come together to provide an optimum result without consuming much power. In the APU department too, we see the little-medium-big architecture, similar to the one in the CPU.
Here Meditek went with the Helio M70 modem for ensuring 5G connectivity on both the SIM. It is the world’s first chipset to have the capacity to run 5G on Dual SIM. The Helio M70 allows for a download speed of 4.7 GBps and an upload speed of 2.5 Gbps. As compared to Snapdragon’s X50 modem, the Helio M70 offers 30 per cent more coverage of network while consuming 42 per cent less battery. This is one of the reasons why MediaTek might just win the 5G war against Qualcomm next year.
MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Series Powered Phones
1. Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro is the first smartphone in India with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ chipset. It features 6.55-inch FHD+ display with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The device sports quad rear camera setup with 64MP main sensor. It has 65W fast charging solution to charge its 4,350 mAh battery. The Reno5 Pro is priced in India at Rs 35,990 for the 8GB+128GB configuration.
2. Realme X7 Pro
Realme has introduced Dimensity 1000+ powered phone called Realme X7 Pro in China. The device comes with a 6.55-inch punch-hole design S-AMOLED display that has 20:9 aspect ratio, 1200 nits brightness, 240Hz touch sampling rate, FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It also features an in-display fingerprint scanner. The primary rear camera unit is 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Other features include Superlinear Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos, 5G SA/ NSA and 65W ultra-fast flash charging support.
3. Redmi K30 Ultra
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has announced a new device called Redmi K30 Ultra under its K30 family. The K30 Ultra is equipped with Dimensity 1000+ processor. Other specs include a Quad camera with 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, 120Hz AMOLED Display (FHD+), a 20MP pop-up selfie snapper, in-screen fingerprint sensor, 4500 mAh battery, and 33W fast charging. The device has been priced at CNY 1999 for the 6GB+128GB variant. It is available in Moonlight White, Midnight Black and Mint Green colours.
4. iQOO Z1 5G
iQOO’s latest 5G smartphone iQOO Z1 5G comes with Dimensity 1000+ SoC. The Dimensity 1000 Plus (+) is the improved version (144Hz Display Support mainly) of Dimensity 1000 chipset. The iQOO Z1 features a 6.57-inch FHD+ LCD screen with 20:9 aspect ratio, 400 ppi of pixel density and 90.4% screen-to-body ratio. We get 144Hz refresh rate display support with an option to switch between 144Hz, 120Hz and 90Hz. It packs stereo speakers and a Smart PA amplifier. The device sports a 48MP (Sony IMX582 sensor) primary camera on the back and a 16MP front-facing camera. It is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 44W fast charging.
5. Oppo Reno3 5G
Oppo Reno3 5G is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000L SoC which is a slightly lower clocked version (2.2Ghz vs 2.6Ghz) of Dimensity 1000. The Reno3 5G packs a 6.4-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED screen. There is a selfie camera of 32MP in the waterdrop notch. It features a glass back with a gradient design and vertically placed quad-camera module. We get support for 5G standalone and non-standalone (SA/NSA) mode and sub-6GHz networks. A 4025 mAh (Typical) battery which supports 30W VOOC 4.0 fast charging powers the Reno3.
6. Xiaomi Gaming Phone
Tipster “Digital Chat Station” on his Weibo account posted that Xiaomi is preparing a 144Hz refresh rate LCD panel smartphone with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chip. So, it looks Xiaomi will announce this as a gaming-centric smartphone. However, Xiaomi has not confirmed its existence.
7. Redmi H Series
We already know about Redmi’s 5G phones; which includes Snapdragon 765G powered K30, Snapdragon 865 powered K30 Pro, Dimensity 820 powered Redmi 10X Series and Snapdragon 768G powered K30 5G Racing Edition. But this year, the company may launch more 5G phones in different price segments. Recently, Lu Weibing, the Redmi General Manager has congratulated MediaTek for the latest high-end mobile Dimensity 1000 SoC. He also said that the company will work with MediaTek to bring 5G Enable handsets. This hints next 5G device (Probably H-Series) could be equipped with Dimensity 1000 processor.