MediaTek launches first mmWave chipset delivering 5G connectivity

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MediaTek has unveiled the Dimensity 1050 system-on-chip [SoC], its first mmWave 5G chipset that will power the next generation of 5G smartphones delivering seamless connectivity, displays, gaming and power efficiency.

Through dual connectivity using both mmWave and sub-6GHz, the Dimensity 1050 is able to deliver the speeds and capacity being promoted to users of 5G smartphones, even in some of the most densely populated areas.

The Dimensity 1050 combines mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz to fluidly migrate between network bands and is built on the ultra-efficient TSMC 6nm production process with an octa-core CPU.

Supporting 3CC carrier aggregation on sub-6 (FR1) spectrum and 4CC carrier aggregation on mmWave (FR2) spectrum, the Dimensity 1050 can deliver up to 53 percent faster speeds and greater reach to smartphones compared to LTE + mmWave aggregation alone, according to MediaTek.. The SoC integrates two premium Arm Cortex-A78 CPUs with speeds reaching 2.5GHz and the latest Arm Mali-G610 graphics engine.

“The Dimensity 1050, and its combination of sub-6GHz and mmWave technologies, will deliver end-to-end 5G experiences, uninterrupted connectivity and superior power efficiency to meet everyday user demands,” said CH Chen, Deputy General Manager of Wireless Communications Business Unit at MediaTek. “With faster, more reliable connections, and advanced camera technology this chip delivers powerful features to help device makes to differentiate their smartphone product lines.”

In addition to 5G optimisations, the Dimensity 1050 offers Wi-Fi optimisations alongside MediaTek’s HyperEngine 5.0 gaming technology to ensure lower-latency connections with the new tri-band – 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz – that extends game time and performance. In addition, high-end UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 memory ensure ultra-fast data streams to accelerate apps, social feeds and faster FPS in games.

The Dimensity 1050 also delivers: support for True Dual 5G SIM (5G SA + 5G SA) and Dual VoNR; super-fast 144Hz Full HD+ displays; a dual HDR video capture engine, enabling users to simultaneously stream with the front and rear cameras; improved noise reduction and Wi-Fi 6E support, with more reliable connections

The Dimensity 930 has been designed to enable 5G smartphones to download data faster and stay connected regardless of location with 2CC-CA, including mixed duplex FDD+TDD for higher speeds and greater reach. It has been equipped with MiraVision HDR video playback and display for 120Hz Full HD+ displays and HDR10+ video. Additionally, HyperEngine 3.0 Lite gaming enhancements bring intelligent multi-network management to ensure lower latency for smooth user experiences and maximised battery life.

This SoC will be available to customers in the second quarter of 2022.

Smartphones powered by the Dimensity 930 will be available on the market during the second quarter of 2022; additionally, smartphones using the Dimensity 1050 will be on the market in the third quarter of 2022.