MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U targets mid-tier 5G smartphones

MediaTek announced its 5G chip called Dimensity 800U targeting manufacturers of mid-tier 5G smartphones.
MediaTek 5G chip Dimensity 800UCurrently, Qualcomm is the #1 chip maker for 5G smartphone suppliers.

An Ookla Speedtest analysis reveals Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 855+ 5G mobile platforms ranked as the fastest 5G chipsets in the U.S.

Snapdragon 855+ 5G mobile platform delivers 67 percent faster average download speeds — across all technologies — than its closest competitor.

Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) recently reported that the number of 5G devices announced has reached 364 devices by the end of July. The number of commercially available 5G devices reached 162 in July up from 135 at the end of June.

In addition, the number of announced 5G phones has more than doubled since the end of 2019 and is up by 86 percent over the last four months, said Joe Barrett, president of Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

MediaTek said the addition of its Dimensity 800U chipset will help drive mass market 5G smartphones. MediaTek 5G page has more information.

Features of MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U

# Support for 120Hz FHD+ displays with high refresh rates for faster and smoother gaming and media streaming
# Support for HDR10+ standard for enhanced visual quality
# Integrated MediaTek MiraVision PQ engine with HDR optimization for various types of videos
# Support for flexible camera placement with up to 64MP cameras and quad camera capabilities
# Integrated APU and ISP to provide a series of AI camera-enhancing functions
# Support for voice on wakeup (VoW) and dual-mic noise reduction technology, lowering the standby power consumption of a voice assistant

The 7nm Dimensity 800U chipset is designed for multi-core high performance and leading 5G+5G Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) technology, says Yenchi Lee, deputy general manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit.

The integrated 5G modem in MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U supports sub-6Ghz SA and NSA networks and technologies such as 5G+5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS), dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR), and 5G two carrier aggregation (2CC 5G-CA).

The 5G chipset has 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.

MediaTek said Dimensity 800U integrates an Arm Mali-G57 GPU, an independent AI processing unit (APU) and LPDDR4x RAM.