The Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has released its new budget Dimensity 700 chip this month. The chip is designed to bring 5G connectivity to affordable devices for under $200.
Oddly enough, but, apparently, the first brand preparing a smartphone on this chip will be Huawei. A fresh data leak from the well-known Chinese insider Digital Chat Station showed the main technical characteristics of a future Huawei smartphone, among which we have a Dimensity 700 as a CPU.
Huawei prepares to launch a new device based on the Dimensity 700 SoC
According to the leaker, the upcoming device from the Chinese company will be equipped with a 6.5-inch IPS-display, in which the manufacturer will make a hole for the front camera in the upper left corner. As expected for a budget smartphone, the screen will support a refresh rate of 60 Hz, but the FullHD+ resolution will please. Unfortunately, Digital Chat Station did not tell us what options for RAM and storage memory we should expect.
— Digital Chat Station (@StationChat) November 21, 2020
But we know about its photographic capabilities. On the rear panel, there is a set of 4 lenses: the main sensor of 48 megapixels, 8 megapixel ultra-wide and 2 usual sensors of 2 megapixels (macro and portrait). The front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels.
The smartphone will be equipped with a 4000 mAh battery that supports fast charging as much as 40 watts.
Judging by the tests, Dimensity 700 is a very good solution for budget devices. Let’s see what Huawei does this time.
MediaTek Launches Dimensity 700 Mid-Range 5G Chip
On November 11, MediaTek released the Dimensity 700 SoC. It uses an octa-core CPU architecture, including two large Arm Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2GHz. This chip also supports up to 64MP camera and night shot mode. The phones with this chip will support 90Hz screen refresh rate. Also, in terms of communication, Dimensity 700 supports 5G dual carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) and 5G dual card dual standby (DSDS).
The MediaTek Dimensity 700 uses a 7nm process technology. It aims to bring advanced 5G functions and experience to the mass market, positioning the entry-level MediaTek 5G chips. The launch of Dimensity 700 means that the price of 5G smartphones will be further cheaper.
As said, the Dimensity 700 adopts an octa-core CPU architecture. Specifically it comes with 2 x 2.2GHz A76 + 6 x 2.0GHz A55. Also, it integrates the Mali-G57MC2 950MHz GPU.
Features of Dimensity 700 include:
MediaTek 5G UltraSave power-saving technology: adopts advanced energy-saving technology to reduce 5G communication power consumption, thereby improving the battery life of the terminal. It includes intelligent detection of the network environment, OTA content recognition, BWP dynamic bandwidth control and C-DRX energy-saving management, etc. So, these technologies can intelligently manage the 5G connection of the terminal, realize energy saving and power saving, and bring users a longer 5G battery life.
90Hz screen refresh rate: supports high-definition resolution FHD+ display and high screen refresh rate, reduces animation, page scrolling, drag shadow and freeze of game screen, and brings smooth visual experience to end users.
Supports up to 64-megapixel camera and night shot enhancements: supports a 48-megapixel or 64-megapixel main camera sensor with AI depth of field, AI coloring and AI beauty functions. Also, the integrated hardware-level image accelerator can achieve multi-frame noise reduction; even at night, users can take high-quality photos with low noise.
Compatible with a variety of voice assistants: supports Alibaba, Amazon, Baidu, Google, Tencent and other global voice assistants.