The Taiwanese company -MediaTek announced a new SoC dubbed as the Dimensity 800U. That’s not difficult to guess, it will bring 5G capabilities for mid-range smartphones. There are a few other chips from this series, including the Dimensity 600, Dimensity 720, Dimensity 820, Dimensity 800, Dimensity 1000+, and Dimensity 1000.
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Dimensity 800U 5G Chip Features
As for our protagonist, the Dimensity 800U is an octa-core SoC consisting of two ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.4GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores at up to 2.0GHz. It also integrates ARM’s Mali-G57 GPU. And there is also an independent AI processing unit (APU).
The 5G modem inside the chip supports dual SIM dual stand 5G + 5G network. Plus, it comes with dual VoNR (Voice over New Radio), sub-6GHz NSA / SA networks, and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) support. Also, the chip comes with a MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology onboard. It is responsible for managing the operations of the modem based on the network environment and data transmission quality for improving the battery life of mobile devices.
The Dimensity 800U supports LPDDR4x RAM (up to 2133MHz) and UFS 2.2 storage. Plus, the devices with this SoC can have a Full HD+ resolution display with a 120Hz refresh rate. For enhanced visual experience, it supports HDR10+ and MediaTek’s MiraVision PQ engine with HDR optimization for different kinds of videos.
In terms of photography, the Dimensity 800U supports up to 64MP camera sensors that could be up to 4 units. Other features of the Dimensity 800U include support for multiple trigger words for the different voice assistant, dual-mic noise reduction, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1
Well, due to some improvements, the Dimensity 800U provides 11% and 28% better CPU and GPU performance. Thus, it should appear on products that don’t prefer the Dimensity 720 launched last month. However, phones with Dimensity chips have not appeared in the other markets outside China. But the company proves they will go there in Q3 this year.