MediaTek launched their first-ever 5G-enabled mobile processing chipset, the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 back in November 2019. They followed it up with two new 5G-enabled processors, the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and the MediaTek Dimensity 1200. All of these three processors were flagship offerings from MediaTek. But now in 2021, they have released another 5G enabled chipset dubbed Dimensity 900, and this is not a flagship processor. It is designed and manufactured specifically for 5G devices in the upper mid-range segment.
MediaTek Dimensity 900 Features
Just like the Dimensity 1100 and 1200, the Dimensity 900 is also fabricated with TSMC’s 6nm manufacturing process. It has an integrated 5G modem that supports 5G NSA and SA modes, 5G carrier aggregation (FDD/TDD), Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), and VoNR support. This is an octa-core processor that comes with two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Mali-G68 MC4.
In terms of support, the Dimensity 900 supports both LPDDR5 and LPDDR4x RAM types. And for storage, we have support for both UFS 2.2 and UFS 3.1. This gives the OEMs flexibility to use this chip with mid-range devices across different price points. For optics, the Dimensity 900 supports a single camera of up to 108MP and a dual-camera setup with a 20MP+20MP configuration. It also provides support for 4K video recording with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. Additional camera features include Hardware video HDR, 3X HDR-ISP, MFNR, 3DNR, AINR, Hardware Depth Engine, Warping Engine. So if the smartphone manufacturers want to make the most of this chip in terms of camera capabilities, they can utilize its support for a hardware-accelerated 4K HDR video recording engine, excellent photo capture in low-light conditions, and single-camera AI-bokeh support.
On the display front, the Dimensity 900 supports a maximum display resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 120Hz. We also see some premium display features which include real-time conversion of HDR video to HDR+ and HDR+ video playback with per frame real tone mapping. And in terms of connectivity, we have support for 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, and even Wi-Fi 6. This was previously limited to only the flagship processors.
Here is the list of Dimensity 900 powered phones
- Oppo Reno 6
- Vivo V2123A
- Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G (China)
This processor was recently unveiled but we will see devices powered by this chip launching in the market soon. Some reports claim that there will be MediaTek Dimensity 900 powered smartphones in the market by the end of Q2 2021. Above, you can see all possible phones that will use Dimensity 900 SoC.