MediaTek unveils Dimensity

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MediaTek has launched Dimensity, a new family of 5G system-on-chips (SoCs) intended to provide improved levels of connectivity, multimedia, AI and imaging innovations for smartphones.

The Dimensity 1000 is MediaTek’s first 5G mobile SoC in its 5G family of new chipsets. The single chip solution comes with an integrated 5G modem on a 7nm chip.

“Our Dimensity series is a culmination of MediaTek’s investment in 5G and positions us as a leader driving 5G development and innovation. Our 5G technology goes head-to-head with anyone in the industry,” said MediaTek President Joe Chen.

The first Dimensity powered devices will come to market in the first quarter of 2020.

The series integrates MediaTek’s 5G modem in one compact design, delivering significant power savings compared to competing solutions, according to Chen.

Dimensity supports 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC CA) and MediaTek claims that it is the world’s fastest throughput SoC with 4.7Gbps downlink and 2.5Gbps uplink speeds over sub-6GHz networks. The chipset is designed to support stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks and includes multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G.

It also integrates the latest Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1+ standards for the fastest and most efficient local wireless connectivity, offering more than 1Gbps throughput in both downlink and uplink speeds

Dimensity pairs four Arm Cortex-A77 cores operating up to 2.6GHz with four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz. This design is said to enable an optimal balance of high performance and power-efficiency. The chipset is also the world’s first to pack Arm Mali-G77 GPU to enable seamless streaming and gaming at 5G speeds.

The device also comes with a new MediaTek AI Processing Unit – APU 3.0 – with more than double the performance of the previous generation APU. It brings devices a significant performance boost at 4.5 TOPS.

“Dimensity 1000 brings the latest connectivity, multimedia, AI, imaging and gaming innovations, all tuned for 5G performance to consumers so they can expect incredible experiences with Dimensity powered 5G devices,” said Chen.

Dimensity is designed for global sub-6GHz 5G networks that are launching in Asia, North America and Europe.