MediaTek seems to be on track with 5G as it has launched yet another mid-tier Dimensity 720 5G SoC today. From the naming, it looks like the company is aiming to hit its counterpart Qualcomm and capture more markets with improved performance, better architecture and accentuate more with 5G connectivity.
MediaTek through a press release has stated that the Dimensity 720 5G will grab a place in the family of 5G SoC that already includes 800 and 1000 series. Built on 7nm by TSMC, the SoC has quite a hefty range of connectivity including the SA/NSA 5G and more.
Display and Performance
The Dimensity 720 has two ARM Cortex A-76 cores and six A-55 cores all clocked at 2GHz. This is a negtive when compared to the Kryo 465 found on the Snapdragon 720G. However, MediaTek says the SoC when paired with ARM Mali-G57 GPU, DDR4x RAM up to 2133MHz and a newer UFS 2.2 storage, will give an overall better performance and gaming.
Apart from this, the SoC also supports HDR10+ content on displays with its in-house MiraVision technology. The company says with local mapping, the technology can retain details of darker areas, upscale HDR10 to HDR10+ and more. Supporting a maximum resolution of 2520×1080 pixels, it allows vendors to crank up the refresh rate up to 90Hz.
As for the cameras, it supports up to a single 64MP sensor or a combo of 20&16MP sensors. Cameras can record 4K, HDR-ISP, Multi-Frame NR, 3D Noise Reduction and more features supported by its own APU.
On the connectivity front, it has NSA/SA 5G which the company says supports global sub-6GHz standards which is optimal for Asia, NA and Europe. It also has 4G Dual SIM, Dual standby (DSDS), two carrier Aggregation (2CC CA), Voice over New Radio (VoNR) support for better connectivity.
Other features include a Voice Wakeup (VoW) to minimise the power consumption of voice assistants like Google and has dual-mic noise suppression for a seamless experience.
That said, the fabrication process and 5G gives it an edge over Qualcomm’s counterpart whose similarly named Snapdragon 720G is built on an older 8nm process and is restricted to 4G.
Mediatek, on the other hand, says that the 5G modem on Dimensity 720 is power-efficient, has 5G UltraSave Technology to monitor the operation of modem and extend battery life of the device. We don’t know which company will use this SoC but we expect it to be mainstream very soon.