MediaTek has a new processor. There hasn’t been one yet
MediaTek surprised us once again. The Taiwanese manufacturer of processors has surprisingly expanded its range with another new system. In addition, the first smartphone with this SoC on board has already appeared on the market!
The unexpected, silent premiere of the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 processor
Until recently, MediaTek developed its range of processors for mobile devices in a predictable manner. For the Dimensity series of 5G modems, it consisted of the Dimensity 9xxx, Dimensity 8xxx, Dimensity 1xxx, Dimensity 9xx, Dimensity 8xx and Dimensity 7xx series. There was no evidence of major changes in the portfolio. However, it was the calm before the storm.
The Taiwanese have started surprising us lately. In February, they announced the launch of the Dimensity 7200, which is also the first SoC in the Dimensity 7xxx series. Now the offer has been supplemented by Dimensity 6020, which is the forerunner of another new series of processors – Dimensity 6xxx. However, unlike the Dimensity 7200, it wasn’t announced in a flash – information about the Dimensity 6020 simply appeared on the MediaTek website and that’s it.
Before we get to the technical details, one more thing to note: Dimensity 6020 has a rather unusual marking, which is unknown in the Dimensity 9xxx, Dimensity 8xxx and Dimensity 7xxx series – only in the Dimensity 1xxx line you will find Dimensity 1050 and Dimension 1080- processors.
MediaTek Dimensity 6020 – specifications
The processor is manufactured using the 7 nm TSMC N7 lithography process. Its CPU consists of two 2.2GHz ARM Cortex-A76 cores and six 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A55 cores. The GPU is the Arm Mali-G57 MC2. The SoC supports LPDDR4X 2333 MHz RAM and UFS 2.2, displays with a resolution of up to 2520 × 1080 pixels, refresh rates at 90 Hz and 120 Hz, 64 Mpix or 16 Mpix + 16 Mpix cameras simultaneously, as well as Bluetooth 5.1 and WiFi 5 connectivity ( a/b/g/n/ac).
Looking at the portfolio of MediaTek processors from the Dimensity series, one could conclude that the Dimensity 6020 is higher in the hierarchy than the Dimensity 1xxx series, as indicated by the higher number at the beginning. This is a wrong assumption, because the Dimensity 1000 is already better in terms of parameters. The new system will therefore go to cheap smartphones – the first one even hit the market, iQOO Z7i (its price in China starts at the equivalent of ~ PLN 600).