I love that over the past few years, MediaTek has become a viable alternative to Qualcomm for mid-range and flagship chipsets. In my opinion, the Dimensity 8100 is one of the best chipsets this year, providing a good balance of price, performance and efficiency.
However, MediaTek loves to churn out new iterations of their chipsets, and it can get a bit confusing.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 is one of those. It is a fractional upgrade to the excellent mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 920, not an upgrade to the MediaTek Dimensity 1050.
In short, the new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 bumps up the frequency of the ARM Cortex-A78 cores from 2.5GHz by just 4% to 2.6GHz.
The chipset is then updated to support 200MP cameras, and the chipset can also do 4K HDR video processing.
That’s it. That’s all the changes.
As for the MediaTek Dimensity 1050, that’s built on the same fabrication process and has exactly the same CPU configuration as the Dimensity 920, but it uses a more modern Mali-G610 MC3 GPU.
MediaTek Dimensity 1080 vs 1050 vs 920 Chipset Specification
|MediaTek Dimensity 1080||MediaTek Dimensity 1050||MediaTek Dimensity 920||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695|
|Fabrication Process||6nm, TSMC||6nm, TSMC||6nm, TSMC||6nm, TSMC|
|CPU||2 ARM [email protected]||2x ARM [email protected]||2 ARM [email protected]||2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A78)|
|6 ARM [email protected]||6 ARM [email protected]||6 ARM [email protected]||6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 660 Silver (Cortex-A55)|
|GPU||Mali-G68 MC4 950 MHz||Mali-G610 MC3 GPU||Mali-G68 MC4 950 MHz||Adreno 619 950 MHz|
Full Press Release
Faster Speeds, Bigger Pictures, Incredible 4K HDR Video for Streamers
The MediaTek Dimensity 1080 is designed to capture bigger pictures its advanced Imagiq camera technologies, powerful MiraVision 4K HDR video processing, and give gamers the edge with HyperEngine networking enhancements. With advanced 5G integrated into this 6nm chip, it lets you download faster and go further, all with exceptional power efficiency.
Faster performance, smoother games
The Arm Mali-G68 graphics engine and octa-core CPU featuring Arm Cortex-A78 speeds up to 2.6GHz provide exceptional performance, rapid App response, and smooth gameplay that lasts longer than ever.
Using an advanced 6nm-class chip production process enables the Dimensity 1080 to extend battery life, even for demanding users. This highly power-efficient design means device makers can create slim and light 5G smartphones with incredible performance.
Catch the moment in more detail than ever
With a 200MP camera at your fingertips, never miss a detail while capturing incredible photos.
4K HDR video capture engine
Record or stream 4K HDR video in any lighting condition thanks to premium noise reduction technologies that let you simply point and shoot. The Dimensity 1080’s hardware-accelerated video recording engine is considerably more efficient, keeping the smartphone cooler and extending battery life while you stream all day.
AI for next-gen experiences
A dedicated, multi-core AI processing unit allows cool camera tricks like soft background (AI-bokeh) and selective focus from a single camera – ideal for selfie vlogs and streams.
MediaTek Intelligent Refresh Rate Displays
Use a display that reacts with super-fast refresh rates only when the game or app needs it. Get hands-on with a smoother display experience, without the hit on battery life.
5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth and GNSS connectivity are all built directly into the Dimensity 1080 meaning they work far more power-efficiently than other multi-chip designs, extending your everyday battery life.
Faster 5G with greater reach
Smartphones powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1080 can combine 5G low and mid-bands for faster average speeds, greater reach and a seamless movement between 5G areas across a coverage layer, so your 5G experience never faulters.
Dual 5G with premium voice call services
The Dimensity 1080 provides dual 5G SIM (standalone), with support for premium VoNR call services from both connections.
MediaTek HyperEngine 3.0 Networking Engine
Keep on gaming even when you receive a call, and when you’re travelling. Tether a friend’s device and play together online for 33% longer than other chip designs.
- Game on SIM 1, Call on SIM 2
- 5G HSR mode for gaming
- Super Hotspot Power Saving