MediaTek recently announced its flagship 5G chipset aka the Dimensity 1000 and the company has now chosen CES to take the wraps off its mid-range 5G chipset series — the Dimensity 800 5G.
Talking numbers, the Dimensity 800 is a 7nm octa-core processor that comprises of four Cortex A76 cores clocking at 2.0GHz and four Cortex A55 cores working at 2.0GHz. For graphics, it is equipped with Mali-G57MP4. For comparison, the flagship Dimensity 1000 chip features four Cortex-A77 cores running at 2.6GHz. The SoC also comes coupled with MediaTek’s HyperEngine gaming technology for enhanced gaming experience.
Smartphones with Dimensity can also support full HD+ resolution supporting display with up to 90Hz refresh rates. Also, devices featuring can support up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM
On the GPU front, the chip features four cores of “Dimensity 1000-class GPU IP” to provide a “flagship-grade GPU.”
The ISP on the Dimensity 800 supports four concurrent cameras along with 64MP camera sensors and multi-camera options like 32+16MP. Other AI camera features include auto white balance, noise reduction, facial detection, and multi-frame 4K video with video HDR.
The AI processing engine of the Dimensity 800 offers up to 2.4TOPs of performance for speedy processing of AI and machine learning tasks.
Other notable specs of the new MediaTek chip include support for an integrated 5G modem (that’s its USP) with two carrier aggregation, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, and multi-mode cellular connectivity from 2G to 5G. The chip only supports sub-6GHz 5G networks which makes it ideal for 5G networks being planned in Asian countries including India. However, the lack of support for mmWave which is being used by the likes of T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon for rolling out 5G in the US could be a bummer for folks in the States.
MediaTek expects the first smartphones with its Dimensity 800 chip to start showing up in the first half of 2020.