MediaTek's Dimensity 1080 processor has been launched, bolstered by a 200MP camera in affordable smartphones

MediaTek's Dimensity 1080 processor has been launched, bolstered by a 200MP camera in affordable sma ...

The Dimensity 1080, a popular smartphone, has been unveiled by MediaTek as a complement to Dimensity''s 920, which was released last year, and has expanded from budget to full-fledged smartphones. MediaTek is in no mood to stop until soon.

MediaTek Dimensity 1080 delivers superior performance, improved efficiency, and significantly improved camera capabilities than the Dimensity 920. Its a 5G processor built on the TSMCs N6 6nm manufacturing node. Two ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz are akin to their predecessor.

The 1080s two primary cores are 100MHz faster than the 920 (up from 2.5GHz) and the GPU is supported by the same ARM Mali-G68. It also supports LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage modules. Dimensity 1080 also supports both medium-high speeds, including wi-fi 6, and the same APU (AI Processing Unit).

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MediaTek Dimensity 1080: whats new

The 1080s specifications on the Dimensity 980 are identical to the 100MHz core. However, the company has completely revamped the camera configuration on its latest Dimensity chipset. With the Imagiq ISP (up from 108MP) it can handle image processing from up to 200 pixels, which is a growing trend in smartphone manufacturers.

The ISP (Image Signal Processor) allows it to push hardware-accelerated HDR video up to 4K resolution, quad-camera setup, HDR10+ support, and, of course, up to 200MP image capture with zero shutter lag.

MediaTek Dimensity 1080-powered smartphones will be available in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to the company. In the coming months, you may anticipate to see the newest MediTek silicon on upcoming affordable handsets from smartphone manufacturers such as Realme, Xiaomi, and others.