- MediaTek announced the Dimensity 1200 5G chipset today
- Realme has confirmed it will be among the first brands to launch a phone powered by the processor
- The phone in question is expected to be the Realme X9 Pro
Today, Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek held a launch event in China to announce the 5G-enabled Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100 5G chipsets for high-end smartphones. Soon after the launch, Realme confirmed that it will be one of the first brands to launch a Dimensity 1200 powered flagship phone.
The Dimensity 1000+ SoC, which is the predecessor of the D1200 chip, powered the Realme X7 Pro 5G phone last year. Fresh information reveals that the upcoming Realme X9 Pro 5G could be equipped with the new Dimensity chip.
Realme’s first Dimensity 1200 phone could be the X9 Pro
Realme is yet to confirm the name of its first Dimensity 1200 powered handset. According to a report by GSMArena, the Realme X9 Pro will be the company’s first phone to arrive with the D1200 chip. The publication revealed that it will be sporting a 108-megapixel primary camera, and a pair of 13-megapixel sensors on its rear, probably for capturing ultrawide and telephoto shots.
The X9 Pro is expected to feature an OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate support and a 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD resolution support. There is no word on the display design and front camera of the handset. Its 4,500mAh battery is expected to carry support for 65W fast charging.
The Realme X9 Pro phone may ship with up to 12 GB of LPPDR5 RAM and up to 12GB/256GB of storage. It could run Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 10.
Earlier today, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth released a tweet to showcase a mysterious handset with a colourful rear and a slim profile. The same publication claimed that the device is the vanilla Realme X9 handset. At present, there is no information available on its specifications.
— Madhav FutureX (@MadhavSheth1) January 19, 2021
Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100 specifications and features
The Dimensity 1200 octa-core chipset comprises one Cortex-A78 core working at 3.0GHz, three additional Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6GHz, and quad Cortex-A55 cores at 2GHz. The SoC includes Mali-G77 MC9 GPU and it supports other features like APU 3.0, up to 16GB LPPDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-frequency GPS, up to 168Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ / Quad HD+ resolution, up to 32-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual cameras, up to 200-megapixel single camera, and up to 60fps 4K video shooting.
The Dimensity 1100 is a toned-down version of the D1200 chip. It includes quad Cortex-A78 cores working at 2.6GHz and quad-Cortex-A55 clocking at 2GHz. It supports up to 144Hz refresh rate and a single camera of 108-megapixel. The rest of its main features are identical to the D1200 chip.