In the early stage of 5G development, only flagship smartphones could support 5G network for obvious reasons. However, all that has changed quickly with the preponderance of mid-range 5G chips. Taiwanese chip maker, MediaTek is now actively involved in 5G chip production. This is giving many phone makers an alternative to Qualcomm’s solutions. After the release of the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC, the company has now released two more 5G chips. They include Dimensity 800 and most recently, Dimensity 1000+.
However, MediaTek will release more 5G chips. This morning, MediaTek’s official Weibo handle announced that at 14:30 on May 18, MediaTek will hold a new product launch conference. According to the company, we will witness the sharpness of 5G “core” and its performance. As of now, there is no information on the exact chip that the company will release. However, there are speculations that it could be a mid-range processor, maybe a Dimensity 800+.
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MediaTek Dimensity 800
The Dimensity 800 uses TSMC’s 7nm process, supports 5G Sub-6GHz frequency bands, SA / NSA dual-module network, 2G-5G fourth-generation cellular connection, dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology and VoNR voice service. It is also worth mentioning that Dimensity 800 supports 5G dual-carrier aggregation (2CC CA). So, compared to other solutions that only support single carrier (1CC without CA), coverage of the 5G network gets improved by 30% by enabling multiple connections; while also bringing seamless switching and higher average throughput.
Furthermore, the Dimensity 800 is a combination of four A76 and four A55 cores, with the highest frequency being 2.0GHz. We then find Mali G77 graphics cores and support for 90Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolutions. Additionally, MediaTek HyperEngine optimization brings a better gaming experience.
Just like the Dimensity 1000, the 800 series also features an independent AI processor APU 3.0 with a four-core architecture. The setup allows for an AI performance of up to 2.4TOPS (2.4 trillion calculations per second).
The Dimensity 800 can support up to four cameras, however, the maximum single sensor resolution is 64MP. Either way, we could see a setup such as a 32MP main, plus a 16MP, and two other cameras. The SoC supports AI autofocus, Auto exposure, auto white balance, AI NR noise reduction, AI HDR high dynamic range, face detection, and the world’s first multi-frame 4K HDR video function.