MediaTek has officially announced new 5nm chips - the Dimensity 8000 and Dimensity 8100 - with the latter running at higher clock speeds.
The Dimensity 8100 has four premium Arm Cortex-A78 cores with speeds reaching 2.85GHz, while the Dimensity 8000 uses four Cortex-A78 cores operating at up to 2.75GHz. Both chips have the same Arm Mali-G610 MC6 GPU with MediaTek's HyperEngine 5.0 gaming technologies, which deliver 170fps for the Dimensity 8100 and 140fps for the Dimensity 8000.
Both chips feature the MiraVision 780, allowing them to support a 168Hz refresh rate at FHD+ resolution, and the Dimensity 8100 can further support a 120Hz refresh rate at WQHD+ resolution. They also support 4K AV1 video decoders and HDR10+ Adaptive.
The Imagiq 780 ISP on the chips can handle 5 gigapixels per second and record HDR video from two cameras simultaneously, with one camera recording at 4K 60fps HDR10+. The ISP supports up to 200MP cameras, 2x lossless zoom, AI-powered noise reduction, and HDR imaging.
The chipsets come with 5G modems with 2CC Carrier Aggregation for up to 200MHz bandwidth, which allows for up to 4.7Gbps download speeds.
Additionally, MediaTek has added a new 6nm Dimensity 1300 chipset too, which integrates one Arm Cortex-A78 clocked up to 3GHz, three Arm Cortex-A78 super cores, and four Arm Cortex-A55 efficiency cores, along with an Arm Mali-G77 GPU. Its HDR-ISP can support cameras with up to 200MP sensors too.
According to the company, smartphones powered by the Dimensity 1300, 8100, and 8000 chipsets will launch in Q1 2022, including "some of the world’s biggest smartphone brands."