Realme has announced it will launch a flagship phone powered by the brand-new MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor in India this year. This will possibly be a different device from the Realme Race that the company confirmed in December last year after the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor was unveiled.
“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,” said Realme India and Europe CEO Madhav Sheth in a press statement. Talking about the partnership with MediaTek, Sheth said, “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.”
The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor is built on the 6nm architecture, which is slightly better than the 7nm-fabbed Dimensity 1000+ chipset that Realme will introduce with the X7 Pro in India soon enough. Oppo has already launched this chipset on the Reno 5 Pro 5G. And MediaTek is making solemn promises here with the new Cortex-A78 cores. The new Dimensity 1200 has a 1+3+4 classification for cores where one Cortex-A78 core is clocked at 3.0GHz, three more A78 cores at 2.6GHz, and finally, four Cortex-A55 cores for power efficiency clocked at 2.0GHz.
Realme has not said what this new flagship phone will be called. For now, we know the Dimensity 1200 flagship processor will power it, much like how the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset will power the Realme Race device. The real identity of the Race or this new device is not known. Since the Dimensity 1200 can support up to 168Hz refresh rate on display, the Realme phone could display refresh rate as high as 168Hz. And of course, there is support for both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G connectivity on the chipset.