MediaTek announces its first Dimensity 800U processor for India
First smartphone to be powered by Dimensity 800U to launch in January 2021
The Dimensity 800U brings premium features to mid-range phones
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MediaTek Dimensity 800U has been announced as the first 5G Dimensity processor in India. The chip-maker announced the Dimensity 800U during the second day of the ongoing India Mobile Congress 2020. The processor debuted back in August to bring premium features to the mid-range segment. The company also revealed that the first phone powered by the Dimesnity 800U processor with make its debut in January 2021.
“With Dimensity 800U MediaTek continues to accelerate the rollout of 5G technology and deliver premium experiences on mid-tier 5G smartphones. The new premium smartphones will be launched in January 2021 and will be one of the first MediaTek powered 5G smartphones available in India,” MediaTek said in a press release.
Mediatek wants to boost the 5G rollout in India with this chipset by bringing dual 5G SIM support to mid-range 5G smartphones with the chipset being capable of delivering great multi-core performance. Previous reports indicate that the first phone to be powered by the Dimensity 800U could be the Realme X7 as has been teased by company CEO Madhav Sheth. We could hear more details about the launch of the X7 series in India in the coming weeks.
The Dimensity 800U chipset is fabricated on a 7nm architecture process and comes with two Arm Cortex-A76 CPUs running at 2.4GHz and six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at upto 2.0GHz. This is paired with Mali-G57 MC3 graphics processor and support for upto 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage standard. MediaTek claims that the 880U is upto 11% faster than Dimensity 700 series.
The 800U SoC supports 120Hz Full HD+ displays that enable fast refresh rate for a smooth gaming and multimedia experience and also comes with HDR10+ playback support to enhance the visual quality. The chip is compatible with quad-camera setup on the back with upto 64MP camera sensors and comes integrated with APU and ISP that offers AI-backed features. The chip can be paired with 64MP camera or dual 20MP and 16MP cameras with features like multi-frame noise reduction, 3D noise reduction and more.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor supports H.264, H.265/HEVC video encoding and playback codecs and can record in 4K UHD at 30FPS. The 800U chip also supports Voice on Wakeup (VoW) with dual-microphone noise reduction technology that lowers the power consumption of voice assistants and enables it to listen clearly.
Realme X7 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that uses an AMOLED panel with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The screen is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass for additional protection and there is a fingerprint reader underneath. It measures 8.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 175 grams.
The X7 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali0G57 GPU. It runs on Android 10-based Realme UI out-of-the-box. This is paired with upto 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage options to choose from.
The Realme X7 comes with a quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 64MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera housed within the punch-hole cutout.
The Realme X7 has a 4,300mAh battery that also supports 65W fast charging. Realme claims that the phone can be fully charged in 33 minutes tops.
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