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CES 2020: MediaTek announces Dimensity 800 5G chipset for mid-range smartphones

Last month, MediaTek had announced a new processor in its lineup called the Dimensity 800. At that time, the Taiwanese chipset manufacturer didn’t reveal details about the processor. The Dimensity 800 is aimed at mid-range devices and positioned below the flagship Dimensity 1000 5G. Now at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, MediaTek has launched the Dimensity 800 SoC. TL Lee, Head of MediaTek’s wireless business unit said in a statement, ‘With the Dimensity 800 series 5G chipset family, MediaTek is bringing 5G to the mid-tier and mass market’. 

The MediaTek Dimensity 800 brings 5G connectivity to mid-range phones

MediaTek Dimensity 800 specifications

The MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC is an octa-core chipset with four ARM Cortex-A76 and four ARM Cortex A-55 cores, both clocking a speed of 2GHz. It is paired with Mali- G57MP4 GPU onboard with the company’s HyperEngine gaming tech. The Dimensity 800 chipset is based on the 7nm architecture. The processor comes with APU 3.0 unit onboard for performing AI-specific tasks. 

MediaTek has integrated Dimensity 800 with its 5G modem. It supports both standalone and non-standalone sub-6GHz networks. The chipset comes with 2CC carrier aggregation that is claimed to offer 30 percent wider coverage than other platforms with 1CC. The processor promises up to 3.5Gbps and 1.25Gbps download and upload speeds respectively. 

A Dimensity 800 powered smartphone can support up to 90Hz FHD displays and up to 16GB LPDDR4X RAM clocked at 2133MHz. On the imaging front, the SoC can support up to 64MP sensors or 32MP+16MP dual cameras. The camera is backed by algorithms for AI-autofocus, autoexposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, and HDR. The Dimensity 800 processor is also touted to offer multi-frame 4K video HDR capabilities. 

MediaTek said that the first phones powered by the latest processor will arrive in the first half of this year. The Dimensity 800 processor will compete against Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7xx series. 

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