After initially asserting that it’s engaged on a 5G chipset earlier this yr, and leaving us with little greater than a codename — MT6885Z — MediaTek has lastly unveiled the processor full with an precise title, together with all of the specs we needed to try.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 is the corporate’s first 5G chipset. It’s constructed on the 7nm course of and comes with an built-in 5G modem, and makes use of ARM cores divided into 4 high-performance Cortex A77 cores, and 4 high-efficiency Cortex A55 cores to finish its octa-core structure. That’s barely stunning contemplating most smartphone processors lately utilise a tri-cluster core structure as a substitute of a easy dual-cluster such because the one on the Dimensity 1000.
Both approach, the cores themselves are fairly nice, they’re flagship ARM cores so we are able to count on nice efficiency right here. The 4 A77 cores on the Dimensity 1000 are clocked at 2.6GHz, whereas the 4 high-efficiency A55 cores are clocked at 2.2GHz. There’s additionally the Mali-G77 MP9 GPU to deal with graphical wants.
For 5G, MediaTek has the Helio M70 5G modem contained in the Dimensity 1000, which, the corporate claims is able to 4.7Gbps obtain and a pair of.5Gbps add speeds. As compared with different 5G chipsets, the Kirin 990 5G can obtain 2.3Gbps downlink and 1.25Gbps uplink speeds, whereas the X55 modem from Qualcomm which the corporate will use for its 5G SoCs is able to reaching 7Gbps obtain speeds, in keeping with the corporate. There’s additionally the truth that the Kirin 990’s 5G modem doesn’t help mmWave, whereas Qualcomm’s X55 does, which is why it has such excessive obtain speeds on 5G checks. It’s at the moment unclear to me whether or not the MediaTek Dimensity 1000’s Helio M70 5G modem helps millimeter-wave or not, however I’ll replace this text after we know extra.