MediaTek Dimensity 1000C SoC | Specs | AnTuTu | Phones

Yesterday, MediaTek released another SoC after the introduction of Helio G95. It’s the MediaTek Dimensity 1000C SoC, another addition to the Dimensity 1000 family. Now we have four Dimensity 1000 SoCs: 1000, 1000L, 1000+, and 1000C. However, a lot has been cut in the Dimensity 1000C SoC and one can consider it a lite version of the other Dimensity 1000 SoCs. What are the changes? What has been reduced down? Let’s find out when we check MediaTek Dimensity 1000C specs, AnTuTu score, and phones.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C Infograph

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C SoC – A Lite Version of Dimensity 1000 For The US Market

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G Full Specifications (Specs) Sheet

SoCDimensity 1000CDimensity 1000
Release DateSeptember 4, 2020November 26, 2019 (Announced)
February, 2020 (Launched)
Process7nm TSMC7nm TSMC
CPU4 x Arm Cortex-A77 @ 2GHz
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz
4 x Arm Cortex-A77 @ 2.6GHz
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz
GPUArm Mali-G57 MC5 (5 cores)Arm Mali-G77 MC9 (9 cores)
NPUMediaTek APU 3.0MediaTek APU 3.0
Connectivity5G, 4G
DL: 2.3Gbps
UL: 1.2Gbps
5G, 4G
DL: 4.7Gbps
UL: 2.3Gbps
Camera64MP single camera
32MP+16MP dual camera
Features: HDR-ISP (3+2) / Video HDR / Video NR / Video Bokeh / Video EIS / AI-Shutter / AI-AE / AI-AF / AI-AWB / AI-NR HDR / AI-HDR / AI-FD
80MP single camera
32MP+16MP dual camera
Features: HDR-ISP (3+2) / Video HDR / Video NR / Video Bokeh / Video EIS / AI-Shutter / AI-AE / AI-AF / AI-AWB / AI-NR HDR / AI-HDR / AI-FD
Memory12GB LPDDR4X
StorageUFS 2.2UFS 2.2
FeaturesMediaTek 5G UltraSave, HyperEngine 2.0, Dual-band L1+L5 GNSS, Multiple Voice Assistant, First Certified AV1 HDR Smartphone for Netflix, Dual Display CapableMediaTek 5G UltraSave, HyperEngine 2.0, Dual-band L1+L5 GNSS, Multiple Voice Assistant, First Certified AV1 HDR Smartphone for Netflix, Dual Display Capable
AnTuTu v8450,000 (expected)511,000
144Hz Refresh Rate
PhonesLG Velvet (T-Mobile Version)OPPO Reno3 5G

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G Process

Dimensity 1000C 5G features 7nm LPP FinFET process by TSMC which is similar to all the other SoCs in 1000 series.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G CPU

Dimensity 1000C uses the same dual-cluster, octa-core design (4 +4) as the other Dimensity 1000 SoCs. However, the frequency of the cores has been reduced compared to the standard Dimensity 1000. The core configuration we witness is:

  • 4 x Cortex-A77 running at 2.0GHz
  • 4 x Cortex-A55 running at 2.0GHz

In comparison to Dimensity 1000 5G SoC:

  • Upper core frequency (A77) has been reduced by 600MHz (0.6GHz)
  • Lower core frequency (A55) is the same

The 600MHz gap is huge. Even the Dimensity 820 has 2.6GHz frequency on the previous version of A77 which is Cortex A76. Looking at this, the SoC is definitely positioned between Dimensity 820 and 1000. However, the CPU performance is really closer to Dimensity 820.

MediaTeK Dimensity 1000C

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G GPU

Dimensity 1000C GPU has also been reduced. We see the MaliG57 GPU, with only 5 cores (MC5). Features such has HyperEngine Technology still remains.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G AI

Thankfully, the AI of Dimensity 1000C has been retained which is the iconic APU 3.0 which topped the AI benchmarks. However, since the GPU also plays a part in AI performance, the AI performance is the lowest in the 1000 series, better than Dimensity 820. On AI Benchmark, we can expect it to have an AI score of 80 to 83 points, placing at second in the rankings.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C AI Benchmark

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G AnTuTu Benchmark Score (Expected)

With the significant decrease in the CPU and GPU performance, we expect the MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G AnTuTu v8 benchmark score to be between Dimensity 820 (415,000 points) and Dimensity 1000 (511000 points), which will be 450,000+ points.

MediaTeK Dimensity 1000C vs 1000 vs 1000+ vs 1000L vs 820

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G Connectivity

In terms of 5G, although technical changes such as frequency bands have not changed much. The only change we see is from 200MHz bandwidth to 120MHz.

However, 5G network speed has been reduced by half, from 4.7Gbps to 2.3Gbps DL and from 2.3Gbps to 1.2Gbps for upload. It looks like Dimensity 1000C doesn’t use the original Dimensity 1000 integrated modem but instead uses the modem of the Dimensity 800 family.

Other connectivity features include WiFi 5 which has been changed from WiFi 6, while the Bluetooth 5.1 has been retained.

Moreover, MediaTek Dimensity 1000C is specialized for the US audience. 

In simple words, this 5G chip is customized for the US T-Mobile operator and will be used on the latter and LG’s customized LG VELVET phones, and it should only be used in the US market.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G Camera

In terms of ISP, the max single camera support has been reduced from 80MP to 64MP. However, the dual-camera support remains the same which is 32+16MP. Advanced AI camera filters haven’t been changed along with the ImageQ ISP 5.0.

Camera features include: HDR-ISP (3+2), Video HDR, Video NR, Video Bokeh, Video EIS, AI-Shutter, AI-3A, AI-NR, AI-HDR, AI-FD.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G Other Features

The maximum display resolution support is now 2520 x 1080 pixels (FHD+) from the original 4K resolution in Dimensity 1000.

Dimensity 1000C memory support is 12GB reduced from the previous 16GB in 1000. Even, the frequency of LPDDR4X which is 3733MHz in Dimensity 1000 has changed to 1866MHz only. Moreover, the storage support is also UFS 2.2 now from UFS 3.0.

These features have been retained:

  • MediaTek 5G UltraSave Network Environment Detection, MediaTek 5G UltraSave OTA Content Awareness, Dynamic BWP, C-DRX (Connected Mode DRX) – 5G Features
  • AI-HDR, AI-3A, AI-NR, AI facial recognition – Camera Features
  • Dual-band L1+L5 GNSS
  • Multiple Voice Assistant

These features have been added in Dimensity 1000C 5G:

  • First Certified AV1 HDR Smartphone for Netflix
  • Dual Display Capable

What we miss:

  • 144MHz refresh rate

List of MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G Phones

At the moment only one phone has been confirmed to feature Dimensity 1000C for the US market only:

  1. LG Velvet 5G (T-Mobile Version)

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G Price

The price of a MediaTek Dimensity 1000C 5G phone will solely dependent on the phone and manufacturer which features it. However, since the SoC is US only and LG is using it, we can aspect the price to be around $599 for the LG Velvent 5G T-Moblie Version.

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