MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC with integrated 5G modem goes official

During the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020 event held in Las Vagas, MediaTek has announced a new mid-ranger chip known as Dimensity 800 which is built upon a 7nm process.

This will be the third SoC in MediaTek’s “Dimensity” series chip which currently consists of Dimensity 1000 and Dimensity 1000L. It is expected to power most of the upcoming budget-friendly 5G smartphones.

MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC

The Dimensity 800 SoC comes with an integrated 5G modem which is capable of supporting both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) sub-6GHz networks. It also supports 2CC carrier aggregation that touts 30% wider coverage.

Some other interesting aspects in terms of connectivity include it’s support for 2G/4G/5G multi-modes, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) and Voice over New Radio (VoNR). According to MediaTek, the Dimensity 800 is able to achieve an impressive download speed of up to 3.5 GB/s a maximum upload speed of 1.25 GB/s.

Under the hood, the Dimensity 800 has an octa-core configurations consisting of four Cortex-A76 cores and another four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. All of these units were clocked at 2GHz.

On the GPU side, there will be a Mali-G57MP4 which is of the same class as the one in Dimensity 1000 SoC. The frequency of it’s GPU has yet to been disclosed at the time of publishing. Similarly, there will also be a piece of technology known as HyperEngine which improves the gaming performance for smartphones.

The image sensor processor (ISP) in Dimensity 800 is able to support up to a single 64 megapixels sensor or a 32MP+16MP dual-camera sensors. Last but no the least, there are also efficient algorithms for AI-autofocus, autoexposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, dedicated facial recognition and HDR.

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