MediaTek announced its latest 6nm chips, the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100. These are are the first to come with Cortex-A78 cores.
Lets start with the Dimensity 1200. This one is probably going to end up in affordable flagship smartphones. The SoC is an octa-core chip with a 1+3+4 configuration comprised of a single Cortex 78 core running at 3.0GHz, three A78 cores at 2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0GHz.
The chip is paired with a Arm Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. It supports displays with up to full HD resolution and up to 168Hz refresh rate, up to 16GB LDDR4x RAM, up to a 200MP sensor, and UFS 3.1 storage. The SoC’s connectivity options include 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi 6,GPS, Bluetooth 5.2 and an FM radio.
The Dimensity 1100, on the other hand, comes with four 2.6GHz Cortex A78 cores and four 2.6Ghz Cortex A55 cores. The chip supports 144Hz refresh rate FHD displays, up to 16GB LDDR4x RAM, and 108MP camera sensors. It has the same GPU and connectivity options as the 1200.
Expect to see both chipsets with several smartphone manufacturers, including realme, Xiaomi, OPPO and vivo.