MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 1080 processor, a mid-range 5G processor that packs a serious punch. It is one of the first chipsets to feature an integrated 5G modem, and it supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies. It’s also got a powerful octa-core CPU and a capable GPU. This article will look at the Dimensity 1080 and smartphones powered by the Dimensity 1080. So, let’s get started.
MediaTek Dimensity 1080 5G Processor
The Dimensity 1080 is based on a 6nm process, and it features an octa-core CPU with two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The CPU is paired with a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The chip also has MediaTek HyperEngine 3.0 Networking Engine for smoother gaming.
It also supports up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The Dimensity 1080 is one of the few smartphone chips supporting a 200MP camera. It also supports 4K HDR video recording.
The integrated 5G modem supports sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies and is compatible with 5G NR, LTE, and WCDMA networks. It also supports dual 5G SIM, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2. The Dimensity 1080 5G is a minor upgrade over the Dimensity 920 5G. However, it’s not much of an upgrade over the Dimensity 1050 5G.
Here is the list of Dimensity 1080 powered phones
- Infinix Zero 2023
- Redmi Note 12 Pro
- Redmi Note 12 Pro+
- realme 10 Pro+ 5G
- realme Narzo 60 Pro (expected)
November 9: Infinix Zero 5G 2023 launched with a 6.78-inch IPS LCD with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It features Dimensity 1080 chipset.
October 27: Redmi has announced the Redmi Note 12 Pro and Note 12 Pro+ in China. Both phones pack a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. These are the first smartphone to pack Dimensity 1080 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM and 3000mm² VC liquid cooling heat dissipation. The smartphone will debut in other markets by the end of this year.
The Vice President of realme, Madhav Sheth, also tweeted about upcoming realme phones with Dimensity 1080 chips that will debut this year. This could be the forthcoming realme 10 series and the Narzo 60 series. For instance, the realme 9 Pro+ featured the Dimensity 920 5G chipset, the predecessor of the Dimensity 1080 chip. So, we can expect the upcoming realme 10 Pro+ to feature the Dimensity 1080 chip.
Mission: 1080 Likes
Reward: The new Dimensity 1080 chipset on upcoming #realme devices this year!
Are you ready for the challenge?
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) October 11, 2022
Also, the realme Narzo 50 Pro featured the same chip as the realme 9 Pro+. If the same trend continues, the upcoming realme Narzo 60 Pro should also feature the Dimensity 1080 processor.
Realme 10 Pro+ will launch in China on November 17, 2022, along with the realme 10 Pro. It has already received NBTC, BIS, TKDN, and EEC certifications. This suggests it will launch this year in India and Globally.
Other smartphone OEMs like Motorola, OnePlus, OPPO, Vivo, Samsung, and iQOO will soon release their Dimensity 1080-powered smartphones.
There is not much information on the list of phones powered by the Dimensity 1080 processor. Since this is a new chipset, it will take time to get more information. As a new smartphone with Dimensity 1080 is tipped or launched, we will keep updating this post.
I am excited to see smartphones powered by the new Mediatek processor because it seems capable of an efficient and reliable user experience.