MediaTek Dimensity 800U Will Bring 5G to More Mid-range Smartphones


MediaTek continues to grow its 5G SoC series with the release of new Dimensity chipsets. 

The chip manufacturer announced today (August 18) the Dimensity 800U SoC, which can be seen now as the successor of the Dimensity 800 SoC, launched earlier this year.

Dimensity 800U is the sixth Dimensity-branded chipset. The company aims to bring 5G connectivity to more mid-range smartphones soon. Here is what you need to know.

MediaTek Dimensity 800UU Specs and Other Significant Details

The MediaTek Dimensity 800U is an octa-core SoC produced using the 7nm TSMC FinFet process. The chipset packs six Cortex-A55 cores clocked up to 2.0GHz, and two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked up to 2.4GHz. It is also paired with the ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, similar to Dimensity 800 and 720. 

MediaTek’s official statement reads: “game launch times are up to 1.4s faster than Dimensity 700 series, while benchmark scores are up to 11 % faster in CPU and 28 % faster in GPU performance.”

The Dimensity 800U SoC has an integrated 5G modem that supports Dual-SIM, dual-mode 5G (SA/NSA), Dual-Standby, and carrier aggregation. MediaTek also backed the chipset with its 5G UltraSave tech.

Furthermore, the chipset comes with an independent AI processing unit (APU) for security and camera augmentations. It supports 12GB of 2133MHz LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2-type storage. Besides, you’ll find aboard smartphones fueled by Dimensity 800U up to 120Hz panels, FullHD+ resolution, along with MediaTek’s MiraVision tech that brings some smooth HDR10+ content playback. 

As for the cameras, the Dimensity 800U offers a single 64MP sensor or a 20MP with a 16MP dual-camera module. It also supports HDR-ISP, up to 4K video recording, and other camera functionalities out-of-the-box. 

MediaTek’s newest product joins now the ranks of Dimensity 1000+, 1000, and 820 to bring 5G connectivity to a broader audience. Unfortunately, the 5G chipsets made by MediaTek have been limited to smartphones in China to date. 

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