This year, it was all about 5G and faster-charging speeds. 5G was made a norm for flagship-level devices released in the first half of the year. Now, it seems that the mid-range smartphones will be getting the 5G capabilities soon. MediaTek has launched a mid-range 5G chipset in its Dimensity lineup. The chipset is MediaTek Dimensity 800U and is targeted at mid-range smartphones. The Dimensity series of MediaTek is popular one for providing the 5G network together with high-end performance. Let’s have a look at what the newest Dimensity 800U has to offer.
Dimesnity 800U Features
The chipset is based on a power-efficient process, which is TSMC’s 7nm FinFET. Moreover, the Dimensity 800U is an octa-core chipset. It features two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.4GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores that clocks at up to 2.0GHz. Talking about the graphics juice, it comes with ARM’s Mali-G57 GPU. For better AI processing and other tasks, the chipset comes with an APU. It supports LPDDR4X RAM (up to 2133MHz) and supports UFS 2.1-class storage.
MediaTek Dimesnity 800U supports Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rates. It has support for HDR10+ video as well as MediaTek’s custom MiraVision PQ engine with additional HDR optimizations for videos. It also supports up to 64-megapixel image sensors as well as quad-camera setups. Other notable features include voice on wakeup (VoW), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1. Moreover, it features multiple trigger words and voice assistant services. The chipset also features dual-mic noise reduction technology.
One of the most exciting features of Dimensity 800U is the 5G modem that comes with the budget-oriented chipset. Even for a mid-range chipset, MediaTek has not compromised. The Dimensity 800U comes with dual SIM 5G, dual VoNR (Voice over New Radio), sub-6GHz NSA / SA networks, and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA). There is a big con with 5G modems, it is the high power consumption. For that, MediaTek has opted for its 5G UltraSave technology.
Where is the Dimensity 800U Placed?
As you know, Dimensity comes with a vast amount of processors. Including Dimensity 720, Dimensity 820, Dimensity 800, Dimensity 1000+, and Dimensity 1000. The 800U makes its place between 720 and 820. Dimensity 800U has similar GPU performances to the 820 and 800. However, it is behind in the CPU department. Whereas, the Dimensity 720 is behind the newly announced 800U. According to MediaTek, the Dimensity 800U features up to 11% faster CPU performance and 28% faster GPU performance compared to the Dimensity 720.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U For Global Markets
MediaTek‘s Dimensity series has been a success. But then it never launched globally. All the smartphones launched with Dimensity chipsets in China came with a different SoC globally. So, the question which arises is will we ever see Dimensity 800U and other Dimensity chipsets globally or it will be restricted to China only? Well, there is good news. MediaTek has officially confirmed that that phones with Dimensity processors will be seen outside of China in Q3 2020. Hence, we may see Dimensity SoC globally soon enough.