Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek continues to expand its portfolio as the brand officially announces its latest addition to the Dimensity family — the Dimensity 1050. It is the brand’s first chipset to offer dual mmWave and sub-6Ghz 5G connectivity, and it uses TSMC’s 6nm process.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1050 is basically a toned-down version of the Dimensity 1100. It is an octa-core processor featuring two ARM Cortex-A78 performance cores clocked at 2.5Ghz. Unfortunately, there was no mention of which efficiency cores will it use, however, reports claim that they are likely to be six ARM Cortex-A55 cores.
Moving on to the GPU, the Dimensity 1050 uses ARM Mali-G610 for graphics processing. It comes with the HyperEngine 5.0 solution for gaming with support for LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage. It has support for Full HD+ displays with up to 144Hz refresh rates and hardware-accelerated AV1 video decoding. There’s also support for HDR10+ playback and Dolby Vision on board.
The processor offers 3CC carrier aggregation on the sub-6GHz (FR1) spectrum and 4CC carrier aggregation on the mmWave (FR2) spectrum. It has up to 53-percent faster downlink speeds, compared to LTE + mmWave aggregation, and supports Wi-Fi 6E 2×2 MIMO antenna for a seamless Wi-Fi experience.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1050 is expected to arrive in the global market starting Q3 2022.