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 a bunch of new additions too, but all of them are either gimmicky or of minimal importance.
Here is the list of MediaTek Dimensity 1100 powered phones
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 too we will see a few smartphones powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and flagship Dimensity 1200. So far, we have information about only one device packing in the Dimensity 1100 and that is the Vivo S9. But soon we will have devices from Oppo, Realme and Xiaomi too in this list.