The new Dimensity 1200 processor from MediaTek is unveiled. We are dealing with a TSMC chipset manufactured in 6 nanometers. A jump from the previous Dimensity 1000’s 7 nanometers, which was released at the end of 2019, promises a 25% improvement in efficiency and performance.

The new processor will compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 and Samsung’s Exynos 2100, both of which are 5 nanometers in size. This is what the latest MediaTek device has to offer.

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Specification

3 x Cortex-A78 2.6 GHz
4 x Cortex-A55 2 GHz
GPUMali-G77 MC9
SCREENS SUPPORTUp to 168 Hz 1080p
MEMORYUp to 16 GB LPDDR4x 4.266
UFS 3.1
Up to 4.7 Gbps / 2.5 Gbps
WiFi 6
FM Radio
Bluetooth 5.2
32 + 16 MP
4K Video

Up to 3 GHz, 5G and support for 168 Hz displays

The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 includes a 5G modem with UltraSave technology to save power. The M70 modem offers 5G dual SIM support, Sub.6 band support, and 2CC carrier aggregation.

We are facing a 6 nanometer chipset, with an eight-core CPU that revolves around the Cortex-A78 core of up to 3 GHz. It is accompanied by three 2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores for the tasks that require less power. For the GPU, a nine-core Mali-G77 is chosen and is accompanied by the new version of its AI processor, the hexa-core MediaTek APU 3.0 , which promises a 12.5% improvement in reducing latency and efficiency.

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The Dimensity 1200 will support image capture up to 200 MP, with a five-core HDR-ISP for processing. The chipset also supports dual 32- and 16-megapixel configurations and features 4K HDR video capture. The company includes various functions such as ‘AI-panorama Night Shot’, ‘Multiperson Bokeh’ and noise reduction, but does not offer support for 8K video recording.

MediaTek Dimensity 1200

The MediaTek 1200 excels particularly in its support for ultra-fast displays. While its competitors stick to 144 Hz, the Dimensity 1200 supports FullHD panels up to 168 Hz, paving the way for gaming mobiles with that refresh rate. The refresh rate of 2K panels will be limited to 90 Hz. The chipset also supports HDR10 +, the AV1 codec, and ‘ray tracing’ in mobile games.

Dimensity 1200 processor from MediaTek

The new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is expected to be available at the end of the first quarter, between the months of March and April . Along with the new flagship processor, MediaTek has also unveiled the Dimensity 1100 5G chipset, with support for 144 Hz displays, up to 2.8 GHz and support for cameras up to 108 megapixels.

Among the brands that will bet on this new processor is realme, who have already announced that it will be one of the first to launch a smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 on the market

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