Announcements of new chipsets from Mediatek: Dimensity 1050, Dimensity 930 and Helio G99
The second spring presentation from Mediatek, where new 6 nm chips were presented. It will be used in smartphones priced from $150-200 to $400. In this article, we will take a closer look at the main features of Dimensity 1050, Dimensity 930 and Helio G99.
Mediatek Dimensity 1050
The Dimensity 1050 is the most advanced of the three. What makes it stand out is that it is the first Mediatek chipset with dual-band connectivity: super fast mmWave (up to 4.6 Gbps) and sub-6 GHz (long range). Therefore, smartphones and tablets based on Dimensity 1050 will receive a connection speed of 53% faster.
Let’s look at the list of key features of the Dimensity 1050:
- Process: 6nm TSMC
- Super CPU: 2 cores Cortex-A78 (2.5 GHz)
- Efficiency CPU: 6 cores Cortex-A55 (2.0 GHz)
- GPU: Arm Mali-G610 MC3
- RAM: LPDDR5, LPDDR4X
- Storage: UFS 3.1, UFS 2.1
- Disply: FHD+ up to 144 Hz, 10-bit HDR, HDR10+ Adaptive, CUVA HDR-vivid, HLG and Dolby Vision video playback support
- Camera (photo): 108 MP or 20 MP + 20 MP
- Camera (video): 4K@30fps, Dual HDR video
- 5G: sub-6GHz band (FR1), mmWave band (FR2) up to 4.6Gbps, True Dual 5G SIM (5G SA + 5G SA)
- Wi-Fi 6E a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2×2 MIMO) with support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz
- Bluetooth 5.2
Mediatek Dimensity 930
The Dimensity 930 processor replaced the 920th model. It is also built on the basis of a 6 nm process and has built-in support for 5G communications. But let’s take a look at the differences between the 930 and the 920.
Firstly, instead of the Mali GPU, the new chipset has an IMG BXM-8-256. Secondly, the frequencies of the Cortex-A78 (2 cores) and Cortex-A5 (6 cores) have been reduced from 2.5 to 2.2 GHz. Thirdly, they removed the ability to record 4K video and left only 2K@30fps video recording.
Even despite the fact that the index in the name of the new processor is higher than that of its predecessor, the characteristics turned out to be noticeably worse.
In the photo above, you can read a more complete list of specifications if you want to buy a smartphone based on the Mediatek Dimensity 930 processor.
Mediatek Helio G99
And finally, let’s look at today’s latest novelty — the MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. As you can see in the photo, marketers are betting on games. But what technical features are hidden under this photo illusion?
Helio G99, built on a 6nm process, replaces the Helio G96 chip, which was built on a 12nm process in the old fashioned way. And from this follows a lot of improvements: reduced by 30% power consumption, but at the same time increased the frequency of the Cortex-A76 cores from 2.05 to 2.2 GHz.
And the new Helio G99 processor now supports FullHD+ screens at up to 120 Hz, cameras with 108 MP modules or two 16 MP + 16 MP modules. There is no 5G support, there is only a built-in 4G modem.
When to expect new smartphones with Dimensity 1050/930 and Helio G99 processors
The manufacturer promises that new devices will enter the market in the third quarter of 2022. There is no more detailed information yet, so we will wait for announcements.