MediaTek-powered 5G smartphone available in the US
Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei
MediaTek has announced its new Dimensity 1000C 5G SoC, which will be powering the LG Velvet smartphone in the US on T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network.
The 7nm Dimensity 1000C features super fast 5G speeds and expands MediaTek’s 5G family of chipsets and its flagship series that delivers full premium 5G experiences for smartphone users, the chipmaker indicated.
The Dimensity 1000C features four Arm Cortex-A77 CPU cores and four power-efficient Arm Cortex-A55 cores operating up to 2GHz, with a large, low-latency communal cache that improves performance and power-efficiency further, MediaTek said. Five Arm Mali-G57 GPU cores mean gamers have powerful graphics at their fingertips. The MediaTek AI processing unit (APU 3.0) combines three different types of AI processors, designed to meet the needs of the latest AI-camera, AI-assistant, in-app and OS-enhancements for smartphones.
“MediaTek is focused on giving consumers more options and expanding access to 5G devices so that everyone can enjoy the premium features and speeds that are defining the next era of mobile computing,” said Yenchi Lee, deputy GM of MediaTek’s wireless communications business unit, in a statement.
“From the world’s first standalone 5G data call to collaborating on their first 5G chipset in America, T-Mobile and MediaTek have partnered to move 5G innovation forward,” said Ryan Sullivan, VP of product development at T-Mobile, in the same statement.
MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000-powered devices have already launched with key smartphone brands in other markets, the chipmaker noted. The Dimensity 1000C was developed and tailored for the US market. The 1000 series joins MediaTek’s other Dimensity 5G chips including the Dimensity 800 and Dimensity 700 series.
MediaTek added its 5G technologies are integrated across product lines including in smartphones and 5G connectivity for routers and PCs.