Finally, MediaTek is catching up with Qualcomm in terms of processor performance. For a while, the Snapdragon processors were the only choice of options for Android smartphone manufacturers for manufacturing their flagship devices. But now we finally have the Dimensity series processors from MediaTek and they are even quite cheap. Last year we had the Dimensity 1000 as the flagship processor and this year we have the refreshed version, the MediaTek Dimensity 1100. So what is new about this processor? Let’s take a look.
MediaTek Dimensity 1100 Processor
The Dimensity 1100 5G processor is an octa-core processor built on a 6nm manufacturing process. The configuration consists of four Super performance ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. It is a 5G integrated chip and any device with this processor will be future-ready. MediaTek also claims that this processor takes the least amount of time to click and process a night mode picture. There are many new additions, but all of them are either gimmicky or of minimal importance.
Here is the list of MediaTek Dimensity 1100 powered phones
Now, let’s discuss the best features of the select devices.
Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G
Redmi Note 10 series have been announced in China. They are entirely different from the ones that are sold in India. Chinese Redmi Note 10 Pro arrives with Dimensity 1100 SoC, a 64MP primary sensor, 67W charging, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 6.6-inch 120Hz FHD+ LCD panel. The price has been set at CNY 1,499 (approx. $234) for the 6GB+128GB variant.
Realme Q3 Pro 5G
The Realme Q3 Pro arrives in three colour variants: Electric blue, Gravity Black and Firefly. The handset is priced at 1599 yuan (Rs. 18,499 approx.) for the 6GB+128GB version. The Q3 Pro is backed by MediaTek’s 1100 6nm SoC coupled with a stainless steel and copper large VC heat dissipation that can reduce the temperature up to 15°C. We get a 4500 mAh battery along with a 30W adapter that can charge fully in 59 minutes. Other features include a 5G SA/NSA, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Stereo speakers.
Vivo’s latest S9 is the first smartphone to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 1100. It features a 6.44-inch display with a Dual Camera housed at the front. The primary selfie camera is a 44MP sensor while the other is an 8MP wide-angle shooter. The phone boots OriginOS based on Android 11. Connectivity options are Dual-mode 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C port, GPS, 4G LTE, and dual-mode Wi-Fi. Vivo S9 5G has been priced at RMB 2,999 (approx Rs 33,700) in China for the 8GB RAM + 128GB model. It is available in Aurora Blue, Midnight Blue, and White colour options.
Chinese companies are not shy of using MediaTek chips on their phones and this year, we will see a few smartphones powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and flagship Dimensity 1200. So far, we have information about seven devices from Xiaomi, Poco, Realme and Vivo brand that uses Dimensity 1100. But soon we will have devices from Oppo, and possibly OnePlus too in this list.