MediaTek launches the Dimensity 1050: the first mid-range SoC compatible with millimeter waves of 5G

While Qualcomm has only recently launched the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the reaction has been quite the contrary. The Taiwanese MediaTek, whose chips are appearing in an increasing number of smartphones this year, has unveiled the Dimensity 1050, which could be a threat in the mid-range segment.

MediaTek launches the Dimensity 1050: the first mid-range SoC compatible with millimeter waves of 5G
MediaTek launches the Dimensity 1050: the first mid-range SoC compatible with millimeter waves of 5G

The Dimensity 1050, as its name suggests, is a more modest version of the Dimensity 1100, which is used to equip the Vivo S12 in China. Its uniqueness comes from the fact that it is the company's first SoC to span millimeter wave (or mmWave) and Sub-6 GHz frequencies simultaneously. 

The Dimensity 1050, engraved in 6 nm, leaves the race for raw performance to others. It does, however, have an 8-core processor, with a pair of Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz in charge of making all functions on the smartphone run smoothly. The remaining cores were not specified, but Gizmochina understands that they will be six efficient Cortex-A55s. 

On the video game front, the Dimensity 1050 will not be overlooked. It will use a Mali-G610 GPU and the HyperEngine 5.0 software suite to optimize everything. 

The processor will display a Full HD + resolution with a 144 Hz refresh rate. It will be able to play HDR10+ and Dolby Vision material and decode the AV1 codec. LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage chips are also supported. 

Finally, in terms of connection, MediaTek's new SoC claims support for the mmWave and Sub-6 GHz bands, resulting in a speed reportedly 53 percent faster than devices that only aggregate 4G and millimeter bands. Wi-Fi 6E is also included.

 

According to MediaTek's announcement, the first mobiles using the new chip will hit the market by the end of the third quarter of 2022 or by the end of September.