MediaTek announces the Dimensity 1000C debuting in the T-Mobile LG Velvet 5G

MediaTek announces the Dimensity 1000C debuting in the T-Mobile LG Velvet 5G

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MediaTek on Thursday announced the Dimensity 1000C, the company’s newest 5G-enabled SoC for mobile devices. It’s the chip that will power the new T-Mobile LG Velvet announced by the carrier today. The new chip from MediaTek brings upper mid-tier performance at an affordable price, and its use in the LG Velvet marks the first time that a Dimensity chip is showing up on a device sold outside of China.

MediaTek believes the arrival of the Dimensity 1000C is a win for consumers, as it gives them greater choice. Here’s a breakdown of the chip’s specs:

  • CPU: 4 ARM Cortex-A77 cores @ 2.0GHz + 4 ARM Cortex-A55 cores @ 2.0GHz
  • GPU: 5-core ARM Mali-G57
  • AI: 4-core MediaTek AI processing unit (APU 3.0)
  • RAM: Up to 12GB LPDDR4X @ 1866MHz
  • Storage: UFS 2.2
  • Display: Full HD+ (2520×1080) @ 120Hz
  • Video: MediaTek MiraVision with AI-PQ (artificial intelligence picture quality enhancements), SDR to HDR video playback,
  • HDR10+ video playback
  • ISP: 5-core ISP supporting up to 4 concurrent cameras, up to 64MP single camera @ ZSL, up to dual 32MP + 16MP cameras @ ZSL, AV1 hardware decoding support
  • Modem: Integrated 5G modem with support for sub-6GHz frequencies (no mmWave). Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac). Bluetooth 5.1.
  • GNSS: Dual-band GNSS support
  • DSP: Multiple voice assistant and trigger word support
  • Fab: 7nm process

MediaTek Dimensity 1000C

LG Velvet Forums

The regular MediaTek Dimensity 1000 has higher clock speeds in the 4 ARM Cortex-A77 cores (@ 2.6GHz versus 2.0GHz), a better GPU (9-core Mali-G77 versus 5-core Mali-G57), supports more RAM (16GB versus 12GB), and has a faster ISP (up to 80MP camera versus 64MP), among other differences.

The LG Velvet previously launched on AT&T (for $599) and Verizon (for $699) but starting September 10th, you can get the Velvet through T-Mobile in Aurora Gray or Pink White. The phone will cost $588 if purchased outright or $24.50/month over 24 months through a no-interest equipment installment plan. New and existing customers or small businesses with up to 12 lines can get the T-Mobile LG Velvet for up to half off through 24 monthly bill credits when trading in an eligible device or adding a new line.

Of course, since the phone has “5G” in its name and the Dimensity 1000C SoC has an integrated 5G modem, the T-Mobile LG Velvet supports the carrier’s sub-6GHz (600MHz low-band and 2.5GHz mid-band) 5G network. Incidentally, T-Mobile this week announced its mid-band 5G network was being rolled out to more than 80 new cities across the U.S.

T-Mobile LG Velvet Specifications

SpecificationT-Mobile LG Velvet
Dimensions and Weight
  • 167.2 x 74.1 x 7.9 mm
  • 180g
Display
  • 6.8” POLED display @ 60Hz
  • 20.5:9 2460×1080 FHD+
SoCMediaTek Dimensity 1000C
RAM and Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • Expandable using microSD card slot
Battery & Charging
  • 4,000mAh
  • Fast wired charging up to 25W
  • Fast wireless charging support up to 9W
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP
  • Secondary: 8MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera
  • Tertiary: 5MP Depth Sensor
Front Camera16MP
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wacom stylus support with 4096 pressure levels
  • Support LG Dual Screen Attachment
  • USB Type-C
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • IP68 water resistance
Android VersionAndroid 10 with LG’s custom UI on top

    T-Mobile LG Velvet at $588
    Order the new LG Velvet with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000C from T-Mobile starting September 10th.