For mid-range 5G SoC phones, MediaTek announces its latest MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset with 5G modem, dual 5G SIM support (SA & NSA modes), and higher CPU speeds.
The Dimensity 800U is the company’s third entry in the 800-series, a slightly tweaked version of the Dimensity 800 processor, and it is also cheaper and affordable.
It sports two high-performance Arm Cortex-A76 cores at 2.4GHz, and six 2GHz Arm Cortex-A55 cores and Arm Mali-G57 GPU, which the company says is 11% faster CPU & 28% faster GPU compared to Dimensity 700 series.
The Dimensity 800U SoC is totally built on the same TSMC 7nm process and has support for 120Hz FHD+ displays, HDR10+ standard for enhanced visual quality, plus the integrated MediaTek MiraVision PQ engine with HDR optimization for various types of videos.
Well, it is quite amusing that the support for 5G + 5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR), and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) is definitely a cutting-edge technology for such an era.
The new processor also comes with support for MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology, the modem’s operating mode is managed based on the network environment and data transmission quality, extending the battery life of mobile devices.
Dimensity 800U processor comes with support for voice on wakeup (VoW) and dual-mic noise reduction technology, lowering the standby power consumption of a voice assistant, and enabling it to hear clear sound regardless of external noise interruptions.
For the memory, the chipset comes with support 2133MHz LPDDR4x up to 12GB, UFS 2.2-class, and Mali-G57 MC3 GPU. It has a 2520 x 1080 (Full HD+) at 21:9 120Hz, 20MP+16MP, 64MP, HDR-ISP, Multi-Frame NR, 3D Noise Reduction, Depth Engine, Warping Engine, AI-FD.
With the processor, the supported mobile phones can shoot 4K video recording at 30FPS. Anyways, the company mentioned that the chipset will be targeted at mass-market 5G smartphones. While the expected date is still yet unknown.