Realme to be Among the First to Launch a Smartphone With the MediaTek 1200 Flagship SoC

Realme has announced that it will be one of the first brands to use the flagship chip in its flagship smartphone in 2021.

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MediaTek Dimensity 1200

Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has launched two new 5G smartphone chipset called the Dimensity 1200 flagship and the slightly less capable Dimensity 1100. Both the smartphone processors are based out on 6nm process and offer four Cortex-A78 CPUs and four Cortex-A55 CPUs respectively. Besides, the chipset also offers integrated 5G modem with 5G+5G dual SIM capabilities. Now just after the launch of the Dimensity 1200 flagship chip Realme, the smartphone phone brand has announced that it will be one of the first brands to use the flagship chip in its flagship smartphone in 2021.

“MediaTek continues to expand its 5G portfolio with highly integrated solutions for a range of devices from the high-end to the mid-tier,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. “Our new Dimensity 1200 stands out with its impressive 200MP camera support and advanced AI capabilities, in addition to its innovative connectivity, display, audio and gaming enhancements.”

MediaTek Dimensity 1200

The company also claims that the use of the Dimensity 1200 with improved  5G, AI, photography, video, and games performance will also enhance the Realme’s upcoming flagship’s performance. The flagship smartphone is said to deliver a superior 5G experience with the help of the newly launched chipset.

Dimensity 1200

Madhav Sheth, Vice President – Realme and CEO, Realme India and Europe said, “As a 5G leader, Realme is prepared to bring an exceptional 5G smartphone experience with trendsetting design and leap-forward performance to millions of users worldwide. Realme has always enjoyed an immensely productive collaboration with MediaTek since its inception and has achieved excellent market results and reputation on the way. The partnership to bring disruptive innovation to users continues in 2021 as well. This year, Realme will be one of the first brands to launch a smartphone equipped with the latest generation of MediaTek’s new Dimensity flagship 5G smartphone chip. We will continue to work closely with MediaTek to foster development, adoption and large-scale popularity of 5G around the world.”

In the statement, Sheth didn’t reveal anything about the upcoming flagship smartphone neither the model name of the flagship device. All we know is that the phone will be powered by the newly launched MediaTek processor. Meanwhile, we have witnessed numerous leaks and rumours which claims that Realme is working on a new flagship phone called the Realme Race and the smartphone is tipped to be powered by the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 processor. However, the company is yet to reveal anything about the phone and we recommend you to take the rumours and leaks with a grain of salt.

The Mediatek Dimensity 1200 flagship 5G processor is said to deliver powerful performance and lowers power consumption. The company claims that it is capable of supporting up to 168Hz refresh rate on the display. This means Realme flagship phone could have the display refresh of as high as 168Hz. Besides, it also comes with Bluetooth 5.2 support, Wi-Fi 6, HDR10+ video playback, 4K/60fps recording, and AI camera features.

The newly launched chipset is a high-tech processor if you look closer,  it features one Cortex-A78 CPU clocked at 3Ghz, three Cortex-A78 CPUs at 2.6GHz, and four Cortex-A55 CPUs at 2GHz. The design of the chipset seems to be much interesting than Samsung and Qualcomm chipsets. Do let us know in the comment section your thoughts about the newly launch chipset and upcoming Realme smartphone in the comment section.


Karan Sharma with an experience of more than 4.5 years in journalism is pursuing his passion for technology reporting. He is a technology freak and passionate about reviewing smartphones, gadgets, gaming consoles, and more. He is very keen on technology and is always looking out for new technologies to explore. Besides, he is a hardcore traveller who loves to explore places always on his motorcycle.