MediaTek announces its Dimensity 1000C 5G Chipset

By Xite - September 4, 2020
MediaTek has unveiled its newest 5G-enabled SoC for mobile devices. It is the first chipset that will be inside the first MediaTek powered 5G phone. The chipset will power the new T-Mobile LG Velvet.

The Dimensity 1000C 5G Chipset by MediaTek is built on a 7nm process. It uses four ARM Cortex-A77 at 2GHz and four ARM Cortex-A55 high-efficiency cores clocked at 2GHz. For graphics, the chipset features ARM Mali-G57 MC5 GPU. MediaTek claims that the chipset offers enhanced display features, advanced AI capabilities, fast connectivity, and an improved multimedia capability for better user experience. This chipset will power the LG Velvet smartphone on T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network.

The chipset can handle cameras with a resolution of up to 64MP or a dual setup with 32MP+16MP cameras. It has advanced camera support along with Dual Display and Dual Voice Wake Up support. It is also capable of capturing 4K videos, and it houses features like EIS and video bokeh. MediaTek claims that the chipset offers powerful graphics for avid gamers.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C

In terms of connectivity, the chipset supports Bluetooth 5.1, WiFi 5, and 5G SA/NSA networks. Furthermore, the latest chipset supports Netflix through AV1 HDR and YouTube through AV1 codecs. The company further adds that it is working with Twitch to bring AV1 video streaming to the mobiles.

'Compared to other parts of the world, consumers in the U.S. haven’t had much choice on the chipset side when it comes to 5G smartphones,' mentioned Dr Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. He further added, 'MediaTek is focused on giving consumers more options and expanding access to 5G devices so that everyone can enjoy the premium features and speeds that are defining the next era of mobile computing.'  

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