MediaTek today announced the new Dimensity 900 chipset. The new processor is the iteration on the Dimensity 800 launched last year and brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor.
The Dimensity 900 is based on 6nm process and it is an octa-core processor with two ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz. The processor will support camera configurations with sensors up to 108MPor dual configurations with 20MP + 20MP sensors. Also, it comes with a hardware 4K HDR video capture engine for better videos.
The processor will also bring more functions to the mid-range smartphone support with support for Full HD + 120Hz displaysand MediaTek MiraVision HDR video. Additionally, the chipset supports 4K 30FPS video decoding with support for HEVC, H.264 and VP9 codecs. In terms of video encoding, the Dimensity 900 supports 4K 30FPS video encoding in HEVC and H.264 codecs.
There are also improvements in 5G connectivity with the MediaTek Dimensity 900. The new processor will allow smartphones to support Dual 5G SIMs, and it comes with 5G carrier aggregation, support for 5G SA and NSA networks, and MediaTek claims download speeds of up to 2.7Gbps with the Dimensity 900.
There are also other improvements with support for both LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 RAM configurations and UFS 3.1 support for faster storage. It also comes with WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and Multi-GNSS L1 + L5 bands.
MediaTek did not elaborate on when we can expect phones with the Dimensity 900 to start appearing on the market, but hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later.
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