Lately, AV1 (AOMedia Video 1) is gaining reputation because of its royalty-free licensing mannequin and good compression charges for content material. Nevertheless, the codec has largely been absent for streaming content material on the smartphone because of the lack of a decoder. That’s about to vary because the MediaTek’s upcoming Dimensity 1000 5G SoC has an built-in {hardware} AV1 decoder.

Standard streaming providers like Netflix had switched to the AV1 Codec again in February 2020 however there was no clear efficiency enchancment in smartphone because of the lack of SoC assist from both Qualcomm or Snapdragon. Within the meantime, MediaTek has been engaged on bringing the AV1 Codec to its merchandise and is now able to launch it of their Dimensity 5G 1000 SoC.

AV1 is slated to turn into the Web Video Codec (NETVC) normal, changing the VP9 codec, because of its 30% extra compression effectivity. The Dimensity 5G 1000’s Av1 decoder will allow playback of AV1 video streams as much as 4K decision at 60 fps.

Commenting on bringing the AV1 decoder to smartphones, Dr. Yenchi Lee, Assistant Common Supervisor of MediaTek’s Wi-fi Enterprise Unit stated:

MediaTek is engaged in constantly upgrading its choices to boost consumer expertise, and AV1 know-how is a main instance. Video is now essentially the most used type of communication, with 70% of Millennials and Gen Z reportedly utilizing streaming providers. Business experiences state that the video streaming market is prone to develop at a CAGR of 19.6% and contact $124.57 billion by 2025, and it is among the precept drivers of 5G providers. MediaTek is main the best way in enabling efficient video streaming with AV1.

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