MediaTek Dimensity 800 7nm Octa-Core SoC with built-in 5G for mid-range devices announced

MediaTek just announced Dimensity 800, the company’s latest SoC in the Dimensity series with built-in 5G, as it had promised. This comes after Dimensity 1000 that was introduced back in November last year. The Dimensity uses 7nm process technology, same as the Dimensity 1000, but this features four Cortex-A76 cores operating up to 2GHz and four power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores operating at up to 2.0GHz. The company just says Dimensity 1000-class GPU, combined with MediaTek gaming technology – HyperEngine without revealing the GPU model.

The SoC supports 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC CA) for 30% wider high speed layer coverage, more seamless 5G handover, and higher average throughput performance compared to other solutions, with single carrier (1CC, no CA). The chipset is designed to support stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks, and includes multi-mode support for every cellular connectivity generation from 2G to 5G.

It comes with MediaTek AI Processing Unit — APU 3.0 — with more than double the performance of the previous generation APU, and brings devices a significant performance boost at 2.4TOPS, compared to 4.5 TOPS in Dimensity 1000.

The Dimensity 800 series supports up to 64MP cameras sensors or large multi-camera options such as 32+16MP dual cameras. It features AI-autofocus, auto exposure, auto white balance, noise reduction, high-dynamic-range (AI HDR) and dedicated facial detection hardware, along with the world’s first multi-frame 4K video HDR capability (Video HDR). It supports Full HD+ displays up to 90Hz refresh rate.

The Dimensity 800 is already shipping to OEMs and the first Dimensity powered devices will start hitting the market in the first half of 2020, said the company.

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