After MediaTek showed off the new Dimensity 1080 SoC, the VP of Realme, Madhav Sheth, said yesterday that realme will launch devices with the new chipset this year.
realme next 5G Smartphone to feature MediaTek Dimensity 1080
realme’s next smartphone for India will almost certainly be the first in the world to use the brand-new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset. The Dimensity 920 processor’s predecessor, the mid-range 5G-enabled SoC, is said to provide better performance, efficiency, and camera capabilities than previous Dimensity chipsets. In the coming weeks, realme plans to release a number of handsets powered by the Dimensity 1080 SoC.
Madhav Sheth, VP of Realme, shared the news on Twitter, hinting at the company’s plans to unveil more than one device with the new Dimensity SoC. The next Realme phone will almost certainly be a mid-range 5G phone with flagship-grade hardware. We can expect high-end camera hardware, possibly with support for 200MP primary sensors, and screens that update at 120Hz. While it’s too soon to tell, Realme could use the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC to launch its first 200MP camera phone in the near future. The Imagiq ISP on the new Dimensity SOC can record HDR videos up to 4K resolution faster than software.
Notably, the Dimensity 1080 SoC is expected to lead to a new wave of mid-range 5G phones with 200MP cameras. Moving on, the 5G-enabled octa-core chipset is built on TSMC’s N6 6nm manufacturing node and features two ARM Cortex-A78 cores that can run at up to 2.6GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores that can run at up to 2GHz. The processor supports LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, and the graphics are handled by the ARM Mali-G68 GPU. The new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 supports Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Although no specific date was given, the new realme devices are expected to be released during the Diwali holiday season or in the first week of November 2022. realme’s successor to the realme 9 Pro series could be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC. The realme 10 Pro+ could be equipped with a new 5G chipset and powerful camera hardware.