CES 2020: MediaTek Dimensity 800 7nm SoC with built-in 5G for mid-range devices announced

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on 08 Jan 2020
CES 2020: MediaTek Dimensity 800 7nm SoC with built-in 5G for mid-range devices announced
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MediTek Dimensity 800 uses 7nm process technology.

Dimensity 800 features four Cortex-A76 cores operating up to 2GHz and four power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz.

The first Dimensity powered devices will start hitting the market in the first half of 2020.

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The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset for flagship devices was announced in November last year. Now, the company has announced a Dimensity SoC for mid-range devices. MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC comes with built-in 5G. It uses 7nm process technology, which is same as the Dimensity 1000. However, the Dimensity 800 features four Cortex-A76 cores operating up to 2GHz and four power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz. 

“MediaTek already launched its flagship 5G smartphone solution, the Dimensity 1000, and with the 800 series 5G chipset family, we are bringing 5G to the mid-tier and mass market,” said TL Lee, head of MediaTek’s wireless business unit. “Everyone should have access to great technology. The Dimensity 800 Series will power the New Premium segment for 5G, bringing consumers flagship smartphone features and performance at midrange price points.” 

MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset supports 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC CA), which is touted to give it 30 percent wider high-speed layer coverage, more seamless 5G handover, and higher average throughput performance compared to other solutions, with a single carrier (1CC, no CA). The Dimensity 800 SoC is designed to support stand-alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks. It includes multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G.

MediaTek Dimensity 800 series supports 64MP cameras sensors or large multi-camera options such as 32+16MP dual cameras. It includes support for features such as AI-autofocus, auto exposure, high-dynamic-range (AI HDR),  auto white balance, noise reduction, and dedicated facial detection hardware, alongside the world’s first multi-frame 4K video HDR capability (Video HDR). It also has support for Full HD+ displays up to 90Hz refresh rate.

The Dimensity 800 SoC comes equipped with MediaTek AI Processing Unit — APU 3.0, which is said to have more than double the performance of the previous generation APU. Further, it brings a performance boost at 2.4TOPS, compared to 4.5 TOPS in Dimensity 1000.

MediaTek Dimensity 800 is already shipping to OEMs. The first Dimensity powered devices will start hitting the market in the first half of 2020.

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