MediaTek launches first mmWave chipset for 5G connectivity

MediaTek's new Dimensity 1050 mmWave SoC highlights trio of new chipsets expanding MediaTek's 5G and gaming portfolio

Global semiconductor company MediaTek has today announced the Dimensity 1050 system-on-chip [SoC], its first mmWave 5G chipset which aims to provide "seamless connectivity" to the next generation of 5G smartphones, displays, gaming and power efficiency. Through dual connectivity using mmWave  and sub-6GHz, the company says the Dimensity 1050 will deliver the speeds and capacity required to provide smartphone users with an incredible experience, even in some of the most densely populated areas.

The new chipset combines mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz to migrate between network bands, and is built on the ultra-efficient TSMC 6nm production process with an octa-core CPU. Supporting 3CC carrier aggregation on sub-6 (FR1) spectrum and 4CC carrier aggregation on mmWave (FR2) spectrum, the Dimensity 1050 will be capable of delivering up to 53 percent faster speeds and greater reach to smartphones compared to LTE + mmWave aggregation alone. The SoC integrates two premium Arm Cortex-A78 CPUs with speeds reaching 2.5GHz and the latest Arm Mali-G610 graphics engine.

CH Chen, Deputy General Manager of Wireless Communications Business Unit at MediaTek, said: "The Dimensity 1050, and its combination of sub-6GHz and mmWave technologies, will deliver end-to-end 5G experiences, uninterrupted connectivity and superior power efficiency to meet everyday user demands. With faster, more reliable connections, and advanced camera technology this chip delivers powerful features to help device manufacturers to differentiate their smartphone product lines."

In addition to 5G optimisations, the Dimensity 1050 offers Wi-Fi optimisations alongside MediaTek's HyperEngine 5.0 gaming technology to ensure lower-latency connections with the new tri-band – 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz – that extends game time and performance. Additionally, high-end UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 memory ensure ultra-fast data streams to accelerate apps, social feeds and faster FPS in games.

MediaTek launches two more chipsets, adding to its 5G and gaming portfolios 

MediaTek also announced two additional chipsets to expand its 5G and gaming chipset families

The Dimensity 930 enables 5G smartphones to download data faster and stay connected regardless of location with 2CC-CA, including mixed duplex FDD+TDD for higher speeds and greater reach. Designed to capture vibrant details, it is equipped with MiraVision HDR video playback and display for 120Hz Full HD+ displays and HDR10+ video. Additionally, HyperEngine 3.0 Lite gaming enhancements bring intelligent multi-network management to ensure lower latency for smooth user experiences and maximised battery life.

The Helio G99 powers incredible mobile gaming experiences on 4G/LTE for higher throughput rates and better power efficiency compared to the Helio G96. This SoC will be available to customers in the second quarter of 2022.

Smartphones powered by the Dimensity 930 will be available on the market during the second quarter of 2022. In addition, MediaTek says that smartphones using the Dimensity 1050 and the Helio G99 will be on the market in the third quarter of 2022.

 

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