MediaTek's Smartphone SoC to Support AV1 Video Codec Technology
MediaTek will enable YouTube video streams using the AV1 video codec on the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G SoC.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 is first smartphone SoC to integrate an AV1 hardware video decoder, enabling it to play back AV1 video streams up to 4K resolution at 60 fps.
First released in 2018 by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), AV1 is royalty-free, crafted to replace the VP9 codec and become the Internet Video Codec (NETVC) standard. The video codec technology delivers 30% more compression efficiency over existing VP9.