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The MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G chipset was officially launched and aims to bring premium features to high-end smartphones. The Dimensity 900 follows the Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 800 series of processors and has been manufactured in a 6nm architecture process. The Dimensity 900 5G supports WiFi 6, 120Hz displays, and a 108MP camera – features generally seen on premium flagship smartphones.
The MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset has an eight-core CPU that has two Arm Cortex-A78 performance cores running at 2.4GHz and six low-power Cortex-A55 cores running at 2GHz. The chipset also supports LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage. The Dimensity 900 also brings the Mali-G68 GPU with an AI processing unit that the company claims is extremely power efficient when working with AI-based applications and 4K HDR content. Furthermore, the chipset is equipped with the 5G New Radio (NR) sub-6GHz modem with carrier aggregation that supports up to 120MHz bandwidth. It also supports 5G dual SIM standby function, 5G SA / NSA networks, and VoNR dual SIM voice services.
The Dimensity 900 is also integrated with the company’s native HDR image signal processor Imagiq 5.0 with a 4K HDR video recording engine that supports up to four cameras and 108MP camera sensors. It is also compatible with MiraVision with enhanced video capabilities from SDR to HDR with real-time enhancements to HDR10 + video playback.
“Dimensity 900 brings a suite of 4K HDR, display and connectivity visual enhancements to high-end 5G smartphones and gives brands great design flexibility for their 5G wallets. Chipset support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6 ensures that users get the most out of their devices with super fast and reliable connectivity, ”said Dr. JC Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Wireless Communications Business Unit at MediaTek.
The MediaTek Dimensity 900 powered smartphones are expected to launch sometime in the second quarter of 2021. The Oppo Reno 6 is rumored to be the first smartphone to be powered by the Dimensity 900 5G processor.