MediaTek has announced its new chipset under the Dimensity sections. The chipmaker has revealed its recent Dimensity 1050 chip all over the world. The new chip from the organization supports mmWave 5G along with the sub-6GHz 5G. It is an octa-core chip construct using TSMC’s 6nm processor.
How is Dimensity 1050 different from other 5G chips from MediaTek?
Dimensity 1050 is MediaTek’s first system-on-chip (SoC) to feature mmWave 5G support with the sub-6GHz 5G. Before this, all the MediaTek 5G SoCs featured the marginally slower Sub-6GHz 5G support only.
The company has also revealed that the chip will give auto-switching between mmWave and slower sub-6GHz 5G to give smooth connectivity.
mmWave is the advanced and fastest standard of 5G network which can offer speeds in gigabytes. Though, it is bounded in terms of broadcasting and reaches. Sub-6GHz is marginally slower compared to mmWave but has improved coverage. For that purpose, chipmakers generally implement both mmWave and Sub-6GHz on their chip to give interminable 5G connectivity.
The Dimensity 1050 also comes with Wi-Fi 6E support which will help users get improved Wi-Fi connectivity on the smartphones charged by the chip.
Till now, there is not much information available on the smartphones that will be charged by the new chip. However, it has been confirmed that smartphones will start coming in the market charged by Dimensity 1050 by Q3, 2022.
MediaTek Dimensity 1050: Features, Specifications
It is built on the TSMC’s 6nm fabrication process. It is based on the Dimensity 1100 and brings enhancements in the connectivity department with the addition of mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G support. It says its ability to switch between network bands allows it to offer 53 percent faster speeds.
The CPU core composition is similar to the Dimensity 1100 and the Dimensity 8100 SoCs. The Dimensity 1050 chipset comes with four ARM Cortex A78 cores clocked at 2.5GHz, which is quite slow when compared to the clock speeds of the Dimensity 1100 and the Dimensity 8100.