Forward-looking: Mediatek needs again within the high-end cell SoC recreation, and its newest weapon is the Dimensity 1000+. The new chipset helps sub-6 Ghz 5G and is the primary that may permit telephones to show 4K 60 fps YouTube movies with out turning your telephone right into a sizzling plate, or so they are saying.

While Qualcomm shouldn’t be totally in making a cell platform that integrates 5G functionality simply but, that will open the door for different Asian firms to fill the hole.

Huawei introduced its Kirin 990 5G chipset final yr in September, which helps sub-6 Ghz 5G however would not assist mmWave, the variant that’s being deployed in high-density city areas. More importantly, the telephones which might be powered by the Kirin 990, such because the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, P40 and P40 Pro, in addition to the foldable Mate Xs, haven’t any entry to Android updates and Google companies, that are a should outdoors of China.

Today, Mediatek revealed the Dimensity 1000+ SoC aimed on the high-end smartphone market, after years of dedicating most of its consideration to the mid-range and area of interest gaming telephones.

At the guts of the brand new cell platform lie 4 Cortex A77 cores working at as much as 2.6 Ghz and 4 lower-power, Cortex A55 cores working at as much as 2.0 Ghz, constructed on a 7nm course of. There’s additionally an built-in 5G modem that Mediatek claims is extra power environment friendly than any competing answer due to its capability to dynamically regulate energy states.

Just just like the Huawei Kirin 990, the Dimensity 1000+ solely helps sub-6Ghz 5G, though it does present sooner theoretical speeds — as much as 4.7 Gbps obtain and a pair of.5 Gbps add. There’s additionally assist for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, which is essentially the most you can ask for at this level.

The built-in GPU is a Mali G77 MP9, which is meant to be extra modest than what you’d discover in Samsung’s Exynos 990 contained in the Galaxy S20, however nonetheless lots highly effective for cell video games at QHD resolutions. Interestingly, Mediatek claims the Dimensity 1000+ can drive 144 Hz shows and likewise has assist for AV1 decode in {hardware}, which might be a primary in any cell chipset.

As for what telephones might be powered by Mediatek’s new chipset, we all know that iQOO — a Vivo sub-brand — might be constructing a smartphone based mostly on the Dimensity 1000+. However, there are rumors that OnePlus might also apply it to the much-awaited OnePlus 8 Lite, however hopefully that will not have to cheat in benchmarks to make an impression.