New MediaTek Dimensity chip guns for mid-tier 5G smartphones

MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 800U 5G SoC that aims to deliver premium experiences on mid-tier 5G smartphones.

The 7nm Dimensity 800U chipset is designed for multi-core high performance and leading 5G+5G Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) technology.

“MediaTek has always focused on enhancing the user experience with our leading semiconductor technology, whether consumers are streaming, gaming or taking photos,” said Dr Yenchi Lee, Deputy General Manager of Wireless Communications Business Unit at MediaTek.

“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,” he added.

Faster and more stable 5G

Its integrated 5G modem supports sub-6Ghz SA and NSA networks, as well as cutting-edge technologies such as 5G+5G DSDS, dual Voice over New Radio, and 5G two carrier aggregation, to give users faster and more stable 5G connections.

With MediaTek 5G UltraSave technology, the modem’s operating mode is managed based on network environment and data transmission quality, extending the battery life of mobile devices.

The Dimensity 800U delivers high performance while minimising power consumption. It packs an octa-core CPU with a dual cluster consisting of two Arm Cortex-A76 processors with a clock speed of 2.4GHz and six Arm Cortex-A55 processors with a clock speed of 2.0GHZ. Dimensity 800U also features an Arm Mali-G57 GPU, an independent AI processing unit and LPDDR4x RAM.