MediaTek announces its latest processor chips for mid-range Smartphones, it is the Dimensity 700 5G SoC built on the company’s TSMC 7nm process, and it also comes with a built-in 5G modem, still pushing for affordable 5G phones.
The Dimensity 700 5G is coming months after Dimensity 720, featuring two Cortex-A76 cores operating up to 2.2GHz and six power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz.
It comes with ARM Mali G57 MC2 GPU graphics, which is down from the Dimensity 720’s G57 MC3. But it can be connected to up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM (2,133 MHz) and UFS 2.2 two-lane storage (up to 1 GB/s transfer speeds).
It is not surprising that the MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm chipset’s most interesting specs is the 5G modem. It supports carrier aggregation which enables faster connections (up to 2.77 Gbps downlink speeds) and seamless handover between 5G cells.
The modem also features 5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), Dual Standby, and VoNR (“Voice over New Radio”), and MediaTek claims it is better than the previous generations. It supports voice assistants from global brands such as Alibaba, Amazon, Baidu, Google, and Tencent.
Identical to other MediaTek’s processors with 5G support, Dimensity 700 also comes with 5G UltraSave technology that uses both network and content awareness intelligence to manage the modem’s operating mode in real-time to extend battery life.
Other features include 1080p+ displays with 90Hz refresh rate, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, 1080p resolution for video capture, and comes with support for cameras up to 64MP and features multi-frame noise reduction and several AI enhancements.
Meanwhile, MediaTek also introduced some cool processor chips for the next generation of Chromebooks, it is the MT8192 built on 7nm for mainstream devices and MT8195 built on TSMC’s 6nm processor for premium Chromebooks.
MediaTek’s MT8195 is the more advanced option with four of the latest Cortex-A78 cores in addition to four A55 cores. It comes with an APU of 4 TOPS for voice and image recognition (including ultra-low-power voice wake-up).
On the other hand, the MediaTek MT8192 built on a 7nm process with two generations old four A76 cores, slow APU 2.4 TOPS, and 1440p displays at 60Hz or a 1080p display at 120Hz.
Both chips feature a 5-core Mali-G57, PCIe Gen 3, UBS 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity, Dolby Vision, 7.1 surround sound, and AV1 decoding are all supported. Chromebooks will start using the new chips from the second quarter of 2021.