The MediaTek Dimension 1080 offers better performance, better efficiency and significantly better camera capabilities than the Dimension 920. It’s a 5G chip built on TSMC’s N6 6nm manufacturing node. The SoC’s octa-core configuration is identical to its predecessor: two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.6GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2GHz.
The only difference is that the 1080’s two primary cores are 100MHz faster than the 920’s (up from 2.5GHz). The GPU will also be the same ARM Mali-G68. It supports LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage modules. Like the 920, the Dimensity 1080 features HyperEngine 3.0, sub-6GHz 5G connectivity, 120Hz screen support, Wi-Fi 6 and the same APU (AI Processing Unit).
MediaTek Dimension 1080: What’s New
Aside from that 100MHz core buff, the 1080’s specs are nearly identical to the Dimension 980’s. However, the company has completely revamped the camera configuration in its latest Dimension chipset. It can handle image processing from a 200MP sensor with iMagic ISP (from 108MP), a growing trend. Flagship phones these days.
Its ISP (Image Signal Processor) allows for hardware-accelerated HDR video pushing up to 4K resolution, quad-camera setup, HDR10+ support and up to 200MP image capture with zero shutter lag.
MediaTek Dimensity 1080-based smartphones will be available in Q4 2022, the company said. In the coming months, you can expect to see the latest MediTek silicon in upcoming affordable handsets from smartphone makers like Realme, Xiaomi, etc.