MediaTek launches Dimensity 800U chipset for mid-range 5G smartphones
MediaTek on Tuesday launched the Dimensity 800U chipset. The newly launched Dimensity 800U features support for 5G connectivity and it joins the league of other Dimensity chipsets including Dimensity 720, Dimensity 800, Dimensity 820, Dimensity 1000 and Dimensity 1000+ that come with an integrated 5G modems.
The newly launched chipset is built using the 7nm process and it comes with an octa-core CPU with a dual cluster consisting of two Arm Cortex-A76 processors with a clock speed of 2.4GHz and six Arm Cortex-A55 processors with a clock speed of 2.0GHZ. It integrates an Arm Mali-G57 GPU and it offers support for 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
In addition to that, it features support for 120Hz FHD+ displays, HDR10+ standard for enhanced visual quality. It also comes with MediaTek MiraVision PQ engine with HDR optimization for various types of videos. On the camera front, it features support for up to 64MP cameras and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels with quad-camera capabilities.
It also features support for HDR-ISP, multi-frame NR, 3D noise reduction, depth engine, warping engine and AI-FD technologies. It comes with Integrated APU and ISP to provide a series of AI camera-enhancing functions. Additionally, it gets support for virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and other localised services.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Dimensity 800U processor supports sub-6Ghz SA and NSA networks, 5G+5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR), and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) technologies. It also features support for GPS, NAVIC, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Dimensity 800U will be powering mid-range 5G-enabled smartphones. However, MediaTek hasn’t announced, which smartphones will sport this SoC yet.