MediaTek has released a new SoC, the Dimensity 1000+, which is based on the earlier Dimensity 1000. The new system-on-chip is optimized better for gaming enthusiasts. It provides support for two 5G SIM cards. To improve user experience and battery life, the SoC could switch intelligently between 4G LTE and 5G data connectivity. The Dimensity 1000+ comes with the UltraSave technology to save power when the device is connected to 5G network and power utilization could be reduced by up to 32 percent. In its default setting, 5G is a bit power hungry. The UltraSave feature dynamically adjusts frequency and data bandwidth based on the user activities and existing network conditions. Another major feature is support for 144Hz display refresh rate. Today, it is a novelty feature, especially among gaming-oriented smartphones. It comes with the improved version of the HyperEngine 2.0 feature for more fluid gaming performance.
The Resource Management Engine is used for managing processor, RAM and GPU to minimize power consumption and improve performance. The Networking Engine ensures that the data connection is maintained when you are receiving call. The Rapid Response Engine ensures simultaneous use if multiple peripherals to eliminate lags when used for gaming. The MiraVision technology improves graphics quality. Colour level, sharpness and contrast are adjusted in real time in 4K video resolution. The SoC is also capable to convert SDR videos into a format with HDR. IQOO, a sub-brand of Vivo, is developing a smartphone model with Dimensity 1000+. It is a good alternative for smartphone manufacturers, because Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 has exorbitant prices, despite the fast performance. The MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ offers good performance for lower costs.
Earlier this month, MediaTek introduced a mid-range SoC, designed for mobile gaming, the Helio G85. The Redmi Note 9, released in April was the first smartphone with this SoC. It’s an improved version of the earlier Helio G80. The new G85 is an octa-core CPU with big.LITTLE design and 12nm process. There are six low-power ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and a couple of high-performance ARM Cortex-A75 cores at 2.0GHz. The GPU is similar to the one used by the G80, but clocked slightly higher at 1GHz from 950GHz. The Helio G85 supports up to 25MP of a single primary camera. Alternatively, it supports dual 16MP with ZSL technology that can produce 48MP snapshots. It also comes with HyperEngine feature for dynamic allocation of CPU, RAM and GPU that manages thermal, power and performance characteristics. When users are playing game, it could postpone incoming calls while maintaining data connection.
The Helio G86 comes with MediaTek’s neural engine technology that improves any computer vision tasks in apps similar to Google Lens. It could also boost performance in Bokeh-shot enhancements, object segmentation that has background removal and scene detection. NeuroPilot is the AI SDK of MediaTek and it’s compatible with NNAPI (Neural Networks API) that’s used by Android. It means that app developers can use AI and machine learning API to take full advantage of hardware acceleration offered by G85.