The Ultimate 5G Power-Dynamite: MediaTek Dimensity 1000

Abhishek Kumar
4 min readJan 28, 2020


In November 2019, MediaTek announced Dimensity 1000 as its first iteration at a chipset with an integrated modem offering 5G carrier aggregation. Exclusively designed for premium to flagship phones, this world’s smallest 7 nm chip is a capsule with the most power-efficient technologies coupled with design ingenuity.

5G modem

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 is deemed as the world’s fastest 5G NR (Sub-6GHz) modem with an impressive 4.7 Gbps performance. Integrating the 5G modem and the rest of the processing elements on a single piece of silicon gives MediaTek additional power efficiency. It consumes approximately 49% less power in comparison to the alternative SoCs on the market. It eats up less power in comparison to two-chip solutions. The compact 7 nm chip-size, allows the smartphone companies a larger space estate to experiment with larger battery or larger camera sensors.

Hexa Core AI Processor

MediaTek’s novel AI Processing unit — APU 3.0 has 6 AI processors — two big, three small and one tiny core. It offers a top-notch 4.5 Trillion operations per second performance. For instance, light-core might be sufficient for simple tasks such as facial recognition while apps such as camera that gobble up the power are run on the heavy cores.

Dual 5G SIM

Without a doubt, MediaTek has the best dual SIM, dual standby technology. MediaTek was the first SoC to bring forth dual 4G SIM in 2017, completely turning around the entire smartphone market. Keeping up with the tradition, MediaTek is back again with the world’s first dual 5G SIM technology, providing peak speed and network connectivity in both connections. The Dual 5G SIM technology is capable of supporting services like VoNR and providing peak speed and unwavering connectivity through both connections.

Processing Power-House with Four Giant Cores

MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 has clubbed four Arm Cortex-A77 cores with four power-saving Arm Cortex-A55 cores. With 4.7Gbps download and 2.5 Gbps upload speed over 6GHz networks. The Mali-G77 MP9 GPU provides an unrivaled buttery gameplay experience.

The low-latency cache gives a performance booster with no time-lag or delay.

HyperEngine 2.0

MediaTek has introduced an intelligent engine that troubleshoots network traffic, allowing fast-paced gameplay without any hiccups. The hyper-responsiveness allows zero-latency while shifting through different frames while screening any multimedia.

Camera Novelties

AI snapper enhancements such as auto-focus, auto-focus, auto white balance, HDR imaging and facial detection permit a premium camera experience. MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 is the world’s only SoC company that is capable of recording multi-frame 4K HDR videos at different exposures and combining them together into a singular video in real-time. This unprecedented camera quality captures true to life photographs, even under dim lighting.

MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 carries a 5-core Image Signal Processor (ISP). The 5 Core ISP coupled with MediaTek’s trailblazing Imagiq+ technology is capable of supporting 80MP camera sensors at 24 frames per second as well as quite a few multi-camera options like 32+16MP dual cameras. The MediaTek 1000 5G is the world’s first chipset that supports multi-frame HDR videos. Furthermore, it is the pioneer chip to support Google AV1 format up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It also supports QHD+ displays with a 90 Hz refresh speed and FDH+ displays that go up to 120 Hz refresh speed.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 versus its rivals

Considering AnTuTu benchmarks, MediaTek Dimensity 1000 surpasses the performance efficiency of its prime competitors, the Snapdragon 855 Plus and the Kirin 990 with 511363 points. It is hands-down the best SoC which provides the most impressive price/performance ratio.

The smartphones powered with MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 5G chipset are likely to launch within the first quarter of the year 2020 in Asian countries while it will reach the USA and Europe most probably in the second half of 2020.



Abhishek Kumar

A Passionate Writer with love for Technology. I love discovering new gadgets and writing about smartphones. However, do not let technology take away your sleep.