Last year, MediaTek introduced the Dimensity 9200 and 8200 as its flagship and premium mid-range offerings. Now, it’s time to unveil a new chipset for mid-range handsets in a bid to outperform Qualcomm in this segment. Today, MediaTek is bringing an all-new MediaTek Dimensity 7200. This chipset is really important for the segment, after all, it brings the 2nd gen TSMC’s 4nm manufacturing process to the mid-range category, and also, boasts ARMv9 cores.
MediaTek Dimensity 7200 specifications
The new Dimensity 7200 as usual has an Octa-Core architecture, and it’s impressively good for a mid-range CPU. It brings two ARM Cortex-A715 performance cores with up to 2.8 GHz, and 6 x ARM Cortex-A510 efficiency cores. The new CPU outpaces the rare Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 in Geekbench, as per MediaTek. The SoC brings the quad-Core ARM Mali G610 that can handle up to 144 Hz refresh rate displays as long as they get Full HD+ resolution. The SoC comes with support for RAM speeds of up to 6400 Mbps, and UFS 3.1 storage.
The new MediaTek Dimensity 7200 also boasts MediaTek’s Imagiq 765 and a 14-bit HDR-ISP that supports main cameras of up to 200 MP. There is also a motion-compensation system that reduces noise in low-light environments. It opens the road for mid-range phones with 200 MP cameras. It also comes with an APU that will help with computational photography.
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For gaming, the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 has a new MediaTek’s HyperEngine 5.0. It uses AI-based Variable Rate Shading (VRS) to save power and improve battery consumption. Connectivity-wise, the SoC comes with support for sub-6GHz 5G with 2CC carrier aggregation and download speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps. It also enables dual 5G SIM. There is support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 straight out of the box.
The chipmaker says that the first phones with this chipset are set to appear in China in Q1 2023. We are curious to see which brand will be the first one to debut a handset with this chipset. At least on paper, the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 has a strong potential in the mid-range segment. The problem is that OEMs tend to neglect these good chips and keep using old chips.