The company has been reversing its status as the go-to supplier of extremely affordable Android phones in recent years. The Dimensirty 1050, MediaTek’s first mmWave 5G processor, and a few additional chips are being unveiled this week.
TSMC’s 6nm process was used to create the MediaTek Dimensity 1050, a chip for the mid-range market. Six Cortex A55 cores and two Cortex-A78 cores running at 2.5GHz make up the processor. It has a Mali G610 MC3 GPU, LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.1 storage, and can support a 144Hz display at FHD. Additionally, it contains a scaled-down version of MediaTek’s premium Dimensity 9000 chip’s image capabilities.
However, support for mmWave 5G is the main feature that makes this chip stand out. For US carriers, this speedier form of 5G is a major thing, and MediaTek’s support for mmWave makes phones powered by the company’s chips slightly more alluring to those providers. In particular, the n257, n258, n260, and n261 bands are supported by the chip.
In contrast, MediaTek is also introducing a new 4G-only chip in its Dimensity 930 product. The octa-core architecture used in the 1050 is scaled down in this chip, however it uses a different GPU and lacks mmWave compatibility. Additionally, it stops supporting 120Hz FHD displays.
These new MediaTek says chips will start to appear later this year, with the Dimensity 930 appearing in Q2 2022 and the Dimensity 1050 with its mmWave 5G technology appearing in Q3 2022.