12 August 2020
In an attempt to bring 5G to masses, MediaTek has unveiled a new mid-range 5G processor named Dimensity 800U. It is the newest offering in the Dimensity 800-series meant to deliver premium experiences on a relatively cheaper budget. It is actually the sixth processor by the company that comes with an integrated 5G modem.
The Dimensity 800U is a 7nm processor with a total of eight cores. There are two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The chipset has ARM Mali-G57 GPU for handling all the graphics intensive tasks including gaming experiences. MediaTek has even bundled an independent AI processing unit aka APU for taking care of all AI-powered tasks.
The processor supports LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 onboard storage for devices. There is compatibility with up to Full HD+ displays, up to 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ standard. It means OEMs will be able to offer a superior display experience on their mid-range devices if they opt for this processor. It further features support for quad rear cameras with up to 64-megapixel sensors.
As we said in the beginning, Dimensity 800U is a 5G processor for mid-range smartphones. It supports 5G+5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR), and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA). There are currently no words on when we can expect smartphones to arrive with this new chipset but we will keep you updated.
Dr. Yenchi Lee, DGM of MediaTek's Wireless Communications Business Unit said:
"MediaTek has always focused on enhancing the user experience with our leading semiconductor technology, whether consumers are streaming, gaming or taking photos. MediaTek's Dimensity 800U brings cutting-edge, next-gen technology to the Dimensity SoC series, bringing MediaTek's advanced 5G, imaging and multimedia technologies to high-performance 5G smartphones that deliver incredible 5G experiences."