As a flagship chipset, the Dimensity 1200 naturally has more powerful features compared to the other one.
Taiwanese semiconductor firm MediaTek has revealed its latest processor in a bid to maintain its top standing in the global tech market, a press statement said on Wednesday. Also the first one to use the Cortex-A78 cores. The first devices with the new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 and 1100 chipsets are expected to hit the market at the end of Q1 and beginning of Q2 this year. It includes a single Cortex-A78 ultra-core clocked at 3GHz, three Cortex-A78 super cores clocked at 2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A55 efficiency cores clocked at 2GHz. As mentioned by the officials it will be 20% more efficient than its previous generation.
That's a similar structure to the 1200's big rival - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - which actually runs a little slower, with its prime core capped at 2.84GHz. All four of its Cortex-A78 cores are running at 2.6GHz.
The CPU is paired with a nine-core ARM Mali-G77 MP9, which is the same as its older-gen Dimensity 1000-series chipset. Interestingly, OPPO and Vivo might be the first to use this chipset, but it is reported that Honor might also join the league. On the plus side, AV1 video now has hardware acceleration.
Moreover, the new SoC embeds five-core image signal processing unit with support for over the 200-megapixel sensor. The chipsets also support new AI-enhanced video playback features including AI SDR-to-HDR. The Dimensity 1100 only supports display refresh rates of up to 144Hz at Full HD+ resolution.
As soon as the Mediatek has unveiled its two chipsets, different companies started announcing to bring the phones with these chipsets. At the same time, Dimensity 1200 achieves a breakthrough in the field of AI multimedia, especially in imaging and gaming, creating more possibilities for realme's new flagship, the company said. And nearly immediately the chinese rugged phone manufacturer Ulefone revealed, that they will use this new 5G SoC on their next flagship rugged phone in 2021 - Ulefone Armor 12.